Neha ques­tions NaMo, faces flak

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Ac­tor Neha Dhu­pia, who ques­tioned Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi’s “good gov­er­nance pol­icy”, had to face a bar­rage of abuse on Twit­ter.

This hap­pened when the 34-year-old ac­tor took to Twit­ter to com­plain about the bad con­di­tion of Mum­bai roads. This, af­ter the city came to a stand­still on Tues­day ow­ing to the heavy down­pour. “One rain n the city comes to a stand­still. Good gov­er­nance is not about self­ies n makin us do yoga, it’s mak­ing sure ur cit­i­zens r safe (sic),” she wrote on the mi­croblog­ging web­site.

Fol­low­ing the tweet, Dhu­pia was on the re­ceiv­ing end of nasty abuse and sex­ist com­ments online. “1st Shruti Seth & now Neha Dhu­pia. Apart from crit­i­cis­ing Modi, can’t all C-grade ac­tresses find some other way 2claim Few-Hours-Fame on net (sic),” wrote one user, while another user wrote, “re­spect for neha dhu­pia. modi hasn’t un­clogged one sin­gle sewage pipe in last one year. con­sti­tu­tion says pm is sup­posed to clean sew­ers (sic).”

How­ever, Dhu­pia found some sup­port from Mum­baikars too. “Those trolling Neha Dhu­pia ... busy find­ing her history etc, how easily did u skip this re­spon­si­ble citizen tweet? (sic),” wrote one user, point­ing out Dhu­pia’s ear­lier tweet where she warned Mum­baik­ers about the traf­fic jam and in­ces­sant rain­fall. “The abuse Neha Dhu­pia is fac­ing is yet another re­minder that, in In­dia, trolls are not the ex­cep­tion — they are the norm,” wrote another user.

Dhu­pia could not be reached for a re­ac­tion on the is­sue.

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