India’s national government news channel DD News surprised many internet users on Twitter when it posted a gif image praising RSS ideologue Veer Savarkar as “Freedom Fighter”.
In this unprecedented move on its official Twitter handle, DD News showered all praises on Veer Sawarkar when it tweeted: “70YearsOfIndependence Veer Savarkar – a brave freedom fighter who first demanded ‘Poorna Swaraj’”.
The gif image along with the above tweet carries multiple captions including this “Savarkar wrote book ‘Indian War of Independence, 1857’” and “It was Savarkar who first demanded ‘Purna Swaraj’”.
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) August 7, 2016
Twitterati on DD News post:
Many Twitter users immediately started reacting to the post from DD News, with some calling it a sponsored ad from RSS to the government while assuming RSS chief Bhagawat himself running the show for today at DD News.
“@shaikh9696 @shubhamamdhare @DDNewsLive Bhai RSS sponsored govt hai, Woh terrorist KO deshbhakat n deshbhakat KO terrorist hi dikhayegi” (sic)
“@RoflSinghSaab_ Mujhe lagta Aaj bhagwat ji khud @DDNewsLive ki kamaan sambhal rahe.. Koi tuo chutiya bane!” (sic)
“@DDNewsLive Kisko Khush Kar rahe ho Sir?? Lagta Mohan Bhagwat ji bahut dekhte Dibba channel.” (sic)
“@DDNewsLive Safronization of DD & most of Govt. Agencies Happened whn BJP took power, more 2see! Nothing Shocking! @DalitRising @NayakRagini” (sic)