On Monday morning, the Indian Twitter trended the hashtag #RajivGandhiIsMurderer after an FIR was filed against the BJP MLA Tajinder Singh Bagga for his offensive tweet on the former Prime Minister of India.
On May 11th, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga quoted Sambit Patra’s tweet and said,
“I don’t agree with @SambitSwaraj ji, He said Rajiv Gandhi killed 3000 people. I want to say its just an official figure, an unofficial figure is more than 5000. Rajiv Gandhi is a murderer.”
The FIR was registered by the district President of India Youth Congress in Chattisgarh. The FIR was filed under sections 153A, 505, and 66 of the IT Act which accuses Bagga of disrupting communal harmony among people.
After the news of the FIR broke out, many came in support of the BJP MLA and trended #RajivGandhiIsMurderer on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets.
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) May 25, 2020
— Prity Singh (@pritsi2101) May 25, 2020
— Pushpraj Singh (@Pushpraj9051) May 25, 2020
What can we even expect from CONGRESS .They made a accused of Sikh riots Chief Minister.I don't need to take name you all better know. During Congress rule did CONGRESS ever tried to punish the culprits .Make special team for INVESTIGATION. WHY? INDIA ASKS?#RajivGandhiIsMurderer pic.twitter.com/Es90OAh4QY
— Deeksha Thakur (@thakur_deekshaa) May 25, 2020
— 🇮🇳मेरा भारत महान🇮🇳 (@OpkIndia) May 25, 2020
— Umesh Kumar Shukla (@shuklaumesh) May 25, 2020
— Atul Vig (@atul_vig) May 25, 2020
During British Rule – 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
During RajivGandhi Rule – 1984 Sikh Massacre
65 years!! A lot could have been changed.
But he had same mindset.
— Prajwal Haritas (@KMP_Haritas) May 25, 2020
U cnt curtail freedom of speech and expression of @TajinderBagga ji. Expression which has truth on face of it dnt even qualify as violation of anyone right… So who dnt know about sikh Genocide . U cnt suppress truth . #WeSupportTajinderBagga#RajivGandhiIsMurderer
— Garima (@official_garima) May 25, 2020
— अभिषेक सिंह (@AbhishekSingBjp) May 25, 2020