Updated May 11th, 2019 at 15:35 IST

'I support Priyanka Sharma' campaign trends on Twitter after BJP Youth Leader was arrested for posting Mamata Banerjee's Met Gala meme

With over 56,000 tweets, 'I support Priyanka Sharma' campaign hashtag trends on Twitter

Reported by: Chetna Kapoor
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With over 56,000 tweets, #ISupportPriyankaSharma campaign starts trending on Twitter after a police complaint against Priyanka Sharma, a Bharatiya Janata Youth Morcha (BJYM) worker, was filed on May 10 for allegedly posting a photo-shopped image of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banejee on her Facebook handle. The controversial image was a meme that had Mamata Banerjee's face imposed on Priyanka Chopra's recent Met Gala look which made the overall look funny.

One user wrote: "Freedom of Expression...
#ISupportPriyankaSharma" while the other wrote: "Champions of Freedom of Expression goes in hibernation after arrest of #ISupportPriyankaSharma by fascist @MamataOfficial, who earlier raised objection on #JaiShriRam & who refuse to accept Modi as PM. No editorials, no prime time frm pseudos like @BDUTT, @ravishndtv etc. @BJYM".

Here are some reaction from the Netizens -

READ | BJP Youth Leader Priyanka Sharma arrested for posting a Met Gala meme on Mamata Banerjee, sent to judicial custody for 14 days

In a complaint filed by a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader, Bivas Chandra Hazra said: 'Priyanka Sharma... posted a most awful post on Facebook on 9th May 2019 at 5 PM on her timeline i.e. she cut the face of Mamata Banerjee from any picture and paste it on a picture of some model or something like that, which broke the community guidelines and its is also an issue of violence. She not just tries to insult our Hon'lbe Chief Minister, but she trying to insults the culture of our Bengal by her post on Facebook and which is Cyber Crime.'


Published May 11th, 2019 at 15:18 IST