Surat garments trader, Nikhil Dadhich, who is being followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter and whose tweet on killing of Bengaluru journalist, Gauri Lankesh was in the headlines for the same reason said it was a normal tweet and he does not know why PM follows him.
Dadhich was at the centre of a storm over the tweet he posted after killing of Lankesh on 5 September. “Ek kutiya kutte ki maut kya mari saare pille ek sur mein bilbila rahe hain” (a bitch died a dog’s death and the litter began wailing in one voice),” he wrote.
When asked about the same, he told The Indian Express that “It was a normal tweet”. “Many people posted positive and negative things on the death of Gauri Lankesh. I had never heard of or met Gauri Lankesh. I was a nobody until that tweet. Some people gave it a political angle and created a controversy. I now receive anonymous calls and have both good and bad experiences.”
He also said that he does not know why the Prime Minister follows him on Twitter. “Ever since the last Parliamentary elections, I have been active on social media including Twitter. I am fond of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is my ideal along with Swami Vivekananda,” he added.
After the controversy, the 38-year-old deleted the tweet. He also changed his profile that earlier read, “Honored To Be Followed by PM Sh. @narendramodi Ji”. It now reads, “Hindu Nationalist” and has 31,000 followers.