Neha questions NaMo, faces flak
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.