Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya who has a penchant for being in the news with his controversial statements, has made not one, but many and raked up an all-new controversy.
His insensitive tweet, in which he tagged even the Prime Minister's Office, on the murder of S. Swathi, the Infosys techie in Chennai, has raised people's heckles.
In the the tweet, Abhijeet suggested that the murder was due to 'love jihad'.
Abhijeet is no stranger to controversy
He posted an article by a Hindu right-wing website that suggested that the murder was meant to terrorise other love iihad victims.
Abhijeet's tweet, which he has deleted since, read, "Hindu parents want #JusticforSwati /revenge 4 our child #SWATI who ws butchered by #LoveJihad."
This got him a lot of brickbats on Twitter with people condemning him and asking for his arrest.
Responding to his tweet, journalist Swati Chaturvedi tweeted, "@abhijeetsinger is jealous of Pakistani singers who took his mediocre career! Even tried to incite SS against them!"
This got Abhijeet's goat and he started ranting against her, Pakistanis and singers from the neighbouring country. What made matters worse was that he was egged on by 'right-wing' bhakts.
HERE'S WHAT ABHIJEET TWEETED AFTER BEING EGGED ON:
à¤¬à¥ÂÂà¤¶à¤°à¥ÂÂà¤® à¤¬à¥ÂÂà¤¢à¤¼à¤¿à¤¯à¤¾..U not proud of Indians? Wats your breed? U sk pakis..I fk Pakis, U lick..I kick, dnt block just wait https://t.co/0BWHU60rPm— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) July 2, 2016
Yes we Hindustani kick Paki supporters .. That's our proud Sanskar .. à¤¸à¤®à¤ÂÂà¥ÂÂ à¤¸à¤«à¤¼à¥ÂÂà¤¦ à¤ÂÂà¤ÂÂà¥ÂÂà¤¨à¥ÂÂà¤¦à¤° ? https://t.co/f82D2kOTIL— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) July 2, 2016
Swati filed an FIR with Mumbai Police's cyber cell. The Mumbai police have responded and are looking into the tweets posted by Abhijeet.
Chaturvedi got some support from Twitterati for Abhijeet's personal attacks on her and his rants against Pakistani singers.
But as usual he got a lot of support from 'bhakts' who came out of the woodwork to egg him on. While we have included some of the posts supporting the singer, the others were too abusive and deregatory to be included.
HERE'S WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY:
Proud of u sir.@abhijeetsinger— INDIAN (@i_m_a_k_s) July 2, 2016
à¤ÂÂà¤¿à¤¸à¤ÂÂà¥ÂÂ à¤ÂÂà¤¿à¤¤à¤¨à¥ÂÂ à¤ÂÂà¤ÂÂà¤¾à¤¦ à¤ÂÂà¤¸à¤ÂÂà¥ÂÂ à¤µà¥ÂÂà¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ÂÂ à¤°à¤¿à¤ªà¥ÂÂà¤²à¤¾à¤ÂÂ à¤®à¤¿à¤²à¤¨à¤¾ à¤ÂÂà¤¾à¤¹à¤¿à¤ÂÂà¥¤@RifatJawaid Gutter chap idiot.
@abhijeetsinger our army geeting attacked by this pakis n our few media guys talking of friendship wit pak such media guys r really indian ?— samadhan sarvankar (@samadhan234) July 3, 2016