Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday was slammed by netizens on social media for using the footage of Dr. Srinidhi Chidambaram, wife of Sivaganga Congress MP Karti Chidambaram, in one of their promotional videos ahead of the state Assembly polls.
In the video, a footage of a classical dancer was shown to highlight the cultural value of the state. And the dancer in the video is none other than Dr. Srinidhi Chidambaram, a popular Bharatanatyam dancer and wife of Congress MP Karti Chidambaram.
Responding to the incident, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee also took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party and said, “we understand ‘consent’ is a difficult concept for you to understand.”
Dear @BJP4TamilNadu, we understand ‘consent’ is a difficult concept for you to understand, but you cannot use Mrs Srinidhi Karti Chidambaram’s image without her permission. All you’ve done is prove that your campaign is full of lies & propaganda. pic.twitter.com/CTYSK9S9Qw
— Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (@INCTamilNadu) March 30, 2021
The video has now been deleted by the political party. Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections are slated on April 6. The results of the elections will be announced on May 2.