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Rape Threat to Daughter on Twitter, Cong's Priyanka Chaturvedi Files Complaint

After the threat, Priyanka Chaturvedi took to Twitter to say the troll account had a picture of Lord Ram and yet 'it didn't stop him from making such disgusting comments'.

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Updated:July 2, 2018, 10:11 PM IST
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Rape Threat to Daughter on Twitter, Cong's Priyanka Chaturvedi Files Complaint
File photo of Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi. (PTI)
Mumbai/New Delhi: Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has been threatened on Twitter with the rape of her 10-year-old daughter, prompting a verbal duel between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress on trolling.

The issue comes close on the heels of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj being trolled for helping an inter-faith couple get their passport.

After the threat, Chaturvedi took to Twitter to say the troll account had a picture of Lord Ram and yet “it didn’t stop him from making such disgusting comments”. The Congress spokesperson has filed a complaint with Mumbai police, who have assured prompt action.

The tweet, by one @GirishK1605, is no longer available.







The incident sparked outrage on social media, with political leaders and netizens coming out in support of Chaturvedi.

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, “Anybody who creates a Frankenstein Monster must remember that (it)...swallow you up. Anybody who rides a tiger must know that the tiger has to decide when to eat you up, you cannot decide as to when to dismount. This is a tiger put beneath Ms Sushma Swaraj by the party to which she belongs.”

He added, “She cannot say so — let me say on her behalf. She is the victim of the Frankenstein Monster and the tiger which her party and her party's thinking and party's soch' has created... How many of her party colleagues have condemned it?”







On Monday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh became the first Union minister to lend support to Swaraj, terming the trolling as “absolutely wrong”.

Meanwhile, ruling party spokesperson Nalin Kohli termed the threat to Chaturvedi “horrible” and unacceptable in a civilised society but asked her to seek legal remedies and not politicise the issue.


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