With the elections fast approaching in the state of Karnataka, the political atmosphere is heating up in the state. While the Congress is resorting to desperate measures to try and stay in power, the BJP, on the other hand, is upping the heat on the Siddaramaiah government.
One of the recent social media strategies employed by the BJP to attack the Congress government was trending the hashtag #JihadiMuktKarnataka, to allege the infiltration of Islamic radicals in the state, and the alleged support they receive from the state establishment.
Some of the allegations include Hindus being the main victims of communal clashes, which supposedly coincided with the withdrawing of cases against radical Islamist group, Popular Front of India (PFI) and its political arm SDPI.
As per the BJP, this alleged atmosphere of fear has resulted in terror seeping among Hindu households in the state’s Karavali:
Our karyakartas get constant phone calls from their families asking them about their safety. Hindus have understood that this govt will not protect them. Fear of annihilation grips every Hindu household in Karavali. Pro jihadi Siddu must go. We must create #JihadiMuktaKarnataka
— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) March 6, 2018
For any observer, such allegations might result in them trying to find out more about the issue or even an attempt to verify the claims but not former MTV Roadies host Raghu Ram. Raghu Ram who is a vocal AAP supporter had supposedly got ousted from Roadies in 2014 over his anger management issues and mood swings. He as per the report troubled everyone on the set by blurring the lines between his reel and real life.
In response to the tweet by BJP Karnataka, Raghu proceeded to abuse BJP Karnataka and called it a “hate message”:
ARE YOU FICKING SERIOUS???!!! This hate message is now going out from the official, verified bjp page?? https://t.co/w5jo3OF3y9
— Raghu Ram (@tweetfromRaghu) March 8, 2018
People might have felt that being an official account, BJP Karnataka may not respond to Raghu’s abuses but it proved everyone wrong by coming up with a tweet, which has since then sent the microblogging platform n a frenzy:
Look who’s here, the on camera bully and off camera sissy, who was ousted from a reality show for his anger management issues.
If you have any sensitivity left, why don’t you visit the kin of the 24 deceased karyakartas and know their pain before making loose talks on Twitter. https://t.co/V8LDx2xZap
— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) March 8, 2018
After calling Raghu an “on camera bully and off camera sissy”, while referring to his role on Roadies, it asked him to engage in the pain of 24 Karyakartas who reportedly have lost their lives.
This demolishing response wowed many Twitter users:
— Ashu? (@muglikar_) March 8, 2018
Whoever is handling this account deserves an early Diwali bonus just for this tweet ? https://t.co/6RxBWiN6KY
— Rho (@roshogulla007) March 8, 2018
Rofl, What a dialogue, “on camara bully off camara sissy” , this is how you respond to people like raghu. Kudos @BJP4Karnataka
— Raghavendra Badiger (@raghavbadiger) March 8, 2018
Itna ganda roast toh AIB walo ne bhi nahi kiya tha iska ???
— Aakash (@PUNchayati) March 8, 2018
Since the response went viral, Raghu Ram has responded by making hateful allegations against the BJP Karnataka before claiming that he has muted their account. In this whole episode, was interesting to note that Raghu Ram who has been openly caught abusing people online, has been riled for being called a hothead abuser, that too in an indirect manner. It is indeed amusing that an abusive person like Raghu Ram is today sermonising about the language used to raise real issues by BJP.