The Telegraph calls Smriti Irani "Aunty National"; Twitter reacts
Bengaluru, Feb 25: Kolkata-based English daily The Telegraph made the headlines once again on Thursday for its humorous yet sharp take on the ruling BJP at the Centre.
The newspaper, in its edition, took on HRD Minister Smriti Irani who gave a speech on nationalism in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, calling her "Aunty National". A big controversy was broken out in the country in the wake of a police crackdown and assault on students in the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi over their alleged 'anti-national' slogans.
I think I love The Telegraph: pic.twitter.com/ARG1PAIxVB— lindsay pereira (@lindsaypereira) February 25, 2016
The Telegraph has been attacking the BJP ever since the death of Dalit student Rohith Vemula in a university in Hyderabad. It lashed out at various top leaders of the saffron party over Vemula's death and the arrest of JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar on charges of sedition.
The newspaper headline faced strong reaction from the social media with many tweets accusing it as a "Leftist" mouthpiece, working in collusion with the Left and Congress or even one giving'sexist' headlines. There were also a few in support of the newspaper but they were clearly outnumbered.
When a man makes a passionate speech,he becomes a hero.A woman does it,she gets sexist headlines.Way to go Telegraph https://t.co/pnI9Ft9p1O— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 25, 2016
Reality of 4th pillar of democracy,— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) February 25, 2016
This is not the first time The Telegraph have defended terrorists sympathizers https://t.co/6xgIULvNDU
The Telegraph has a bunch of shameless idiots....They don't know the difference bw Reporting & Mocking...Disgracing the Journalism @ttindia— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) February 25, 2016
While I usually love The Telegraph's headlines and one-liners ..Today one as @smritiirani Aunty National is in a very poor taste.— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) February 25, 2016