A BJP woman leader was arrested in West Bengal’s Howrah district for allegedly sharing morphed picture of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media, police said today (Saturday, May 11).
“Priyanka Sharma has been arrested for sharing morphed picture of the CM,” a police official said.
A complaint was lodged at Dasnagar Police station against Sharma, a BJP Yuva Morcha leader, accused of uploading and sharing Banerjee’s morphed picture in her Facebook timeline and thereby violating community guidelines, an official of Howrah City police’s Cyber Cell said.
A complaint was made against a woman who had allegedly shared a morphed picture of Mamata Banerjee in Howrah. The woman is named Priyanka Sharma and is apparently the convenor of BJYM in Howrah district. She was arrested and produced in Howrah Court. pic.twitter.com/b2HxruoqFF— DNA (@dna) May 10, 2019
BJP’s nominee for Bangalore South parliamentary constituency Tejasvi Surya expressing his displeasure in a tweet compared the situation wherein a Congress worker had posted a morphed image of Narendra Modi with a Hitler moustache.
Case 1- BJYM's Priyanka Sharma puts up photoshop picture of Mamata Di & is now in jail.— Chowkidar Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) May 10, 2019
But Mamata is not fascist
Case 2- Cong's @srivatsayb tweets photoshop picture of PM Modi. Modi rightly does not prosecute him.
But Modi is fascist
Will you condemn her arrest, @srivatsayb? pic.twitter.com/L07OEn7Jfd
In making meme of Banerjee, the accused allegedly used Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s image at the MET Gala event. The theme for this year’s MET Gala was ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’.
Priyanka had brought whimsy and animation to the pink carpet with a vibrant, yet unique Dior gown at the event which is an annual fundraiser.
Meanwhile, Priyanka’s husband, singer Nick Jonas described the special night as a “full circle” moment for the couple. A little over a year before the two began dating in 2018, the actress famously attended the 2017 Met Gala along with Nick. They were both guests of the designer Ralph Lauren, and were also clicked in many pictures as a pair.
(With IANS Inputs)