On Tuesday night it was reported that the coach of the Australian cricket team was attacked with a stone in Guwahati, while the team was returning after playing a T20 match against India. In that game Australia had defeated India by 8 wickets.
Thankfully no players were hurt in the incident and later an Aussie team member even posted about the incident on Twitter:
Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!! pic.twitter.com/LBBrksaDXI
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) October 10, 2017
This led many people to apologise to him, as having being brought up on the culture of Atithi Devo Bhava no Indian would want guests in their country to have such an experience:
So sorry Finch!
— Smoking Skills (@SmokingSkills_) October 10, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) October 10, 2017
Even the minister in Assam government, Himanta Biswa Sarma gave an apology and assured that he would punish the guilty:
Our deep apology. People of assam never endorse such behaviour.we will punish the guilty. https://t.co/3IYYSoME0y
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) October 10, 2017
Clearly this incident either was perpetrated by a criminal or an ultra Indian team supporter and in any case it was reported that local authorities were investigating the matter.
But today an AAP leader named Preeti Sharma Menon who is a National Executive member of the party, decided to play petty politics over it:
On behalf of 69% decent Indians, I apologise. https://t.co/IiTemsvlRz
— Preeti Sharma Menon (@PreetiSMenon) October 11, 2017
As insinuated by many, this 69% decent Indians argument was in the context of the BJP getting about 31% of the vote share in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This has been used by many leftists to peddle that “69% Indians are against Modi”, and now is being used to claim that BJP supporters aren’t decent people.
So the AAP leader with her tweet not only tried to slander all those who voted for the BJP but also showed scant regard for the incident. This didn’t go down too well with twitter users who expressed their anger:
On behalf of 100.1% of humanity, I apologise for creation of the monster called Aam Aadmi Party. https://t.co/9plA5cn3T3
— Nirwa Mehta (@nirwamehta) October 11, 2017
Only an AAPtard, I repeat, only an AAPtard could bring politics in this. pic.twitter.com/xU6soQr5o1
— Yathish (@dimaagkoshot) October 11, 2017
Stones pelted on bus carrying Australian cricketers. The response from AAP and BJP will help you decide which party to vote for. pic.twitter.com/4lKy2vYGt3
— Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) October 11, 2017
On behalf of all Indians I apologise for the fringe who uses a shameful act by some to target political mainstreamhttps://t.co/Y0H31qBn9b
— Rohit Agarwal (@ragarwal) October 11, 2017
— Sreemoy Talukdar (@sreemoytalukdar) October 11, 2017
Disgusting. So Indians who voted for PM Modi support stoning cricketers? Your shamelessness is matched only by your poisonous bigotry. https://t.co/O9HitkV1Jm
— Hitarth (@Hitarth1987) October 11, 2017