KOCHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday tweeted a video of protest by party members over the standoff on entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala shrine. However, soon after the video was tweeted, the BJP was trolled on social media for the protest shown in the video.
Why? Because the video titled "protest against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by BJP activists at Chengannur", showed two men walking along a deserted street and finally going in different directions.
Facing criticism on social media, the Kerala BJP's official handle soon deleted the video. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah was also among those who mocked the BJP on social media.
Did I miss it when I blinked? _ https://t.co/LkNX5isrC7
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) December 2, 2018
What a Massive crowd ___
Anyways antinationals will say it's only 2 _
— Mythily (@mythily_) December 2, 2018
@OmarAbdullah sir you need binoculars to see the protesters ________
— annecrasto (@annecrasto) December 2, 2018
Tell me it's not joke ___
— chandra sekaran (@sekar18886) December 2, 2018
Reposting this legendary video on the behalf of @BJP4Keralam.
Last day some Jihadis hacked BJP Kerala handle& deleted this video of Veer Karyakarthas showing black flag to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.
NB : Don't blink your eyes pic.twitter.com/FG0UDG23ZU
— Sanjeevani (@SanjeevaniPage) December 3, 2018
Earlier on Sunday, the central BJP delegation had met Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and sought his urgent intervention to ensure peace and tranquillity returns to Sabarimala. The BJP asserted that the present situation in the state was akin to an 'undeclared emergency' imposed by the Pinarayi Vijayan government.
The eight-member BJP delegation, led by Saroj Pandey, BJP General Secretary, submitted a petition, demanding the lifting of prohibitory orders in and around Sabarimala.