Writer Anuja Chauhan calls PM Modi 'insensitive' for his Blue Whale challenge jibe

PM Narendra Modi citing the Blue Whale challenge in his election speech is not only insensitive but highly objectionable

Writer Anuja Chauhan, known for the bestseller “Baaz”, has sharply criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Blue Whale challenge remark at an election rally in Patan, Gujarat. In a retort to Congress’ allegations of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) being hacked through bluetooth, Modi said, “…the Congress is “entrapped” in ‘Blue Whale’ challenge and will see the final episode on December 18.”

Calling the PM ‘insensitive, unsympathetic, ill-informed & ill-advised’, Chauhan posted a strong post on Twitter:

Agreeing to Anuja, Twitter also reacted to PM Modi’s highly objectionable and insensitive remark:

For the uninitiated, the Blue Whale challenge is an online suicide game that has allegedly claimed three lives in India this year and over 130 around the world. As a part of the challenge, an administrator, assigned to every participant, supervises the tasks of the game. What makes the challenge deadly is its final stage, which commands that the participant commit suicide.

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Referring to the Blue Whale challenge in his election speech, the Prime Minister drew criticism for trivialising the menace that the game has inflicted. Twitter users were understandably miffed with Modi’s comments and pointed out that he was in a way promoting the suicide game, taking political mud-slinging to a whole new level.



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