Bhubaneswar: Micro-blogging site Twitter was flooded with hashtag ‘JhootaPatra’ earlier in the day after BJP National Spokesperson Sambit Patra shared a fake news claiming that a few ASHA workers were beaten while at work.
Sambit shared the news saying that the incident was reported from Faridabad and a youth named Jaan Mohammed and his associates thrashed ASHA workers alleging that they were collecting data regarding NRC. Further, he claimed that police were in search of Jaan Mohammed and his friends.
Denying the reports, Faridabad police tweeted that the incident was not from Faridabad. Later, Sambit Patra was hilariously trolled on the micro-blogging site for ‘sharing false information and communalising the incident’.
“What May be situation but bjp have only one agenda. Diverting this situation into #Hindumuslim,” wrote a user slamming Patra.
— Anuragramgarhiahp (@Anuragramgarhi1) April 27, 2020
“#JhootaPatra Shame on you @sambitswaraj” wrote another user
— Vikas Punia 🇮🇳 (@VikasPuniaIND) April 27, 2020
Later, the BJP leader deleted his post after receiving backlash from Twitterati.