Speaking at event in Gwalior, one of India’s most celebrated entrepreneurs Ratan Tata, expressed his concern over the alleged growing ‘intolerance’ in India, calling it a curse.
The remark obviously was bound to evoke reactions from people. Twitteratis were quick to take digs at BJP and prime minister Narendra Modi.
Many targetted BJP and took silent digs at PM Modi
https://t.co/2v53gEIDKR अब देखना भाजपाई गुंडे रतन टाटा जैसे देशभक्त इंसान का जीना भी हराम कर देंगे।— Sanjay Singh AAP (@SanjayAzadSln) October 23, 2016
Will the saffron brigade claim that he’s anti-national? Ratan Tata says intolerance ‘a curse we are seeing of late’ https://t.co/A8hXOVIJqA— SHRINJAN RAJKUMAR (@shrinjanR) October 22, 2016
By the morning BJP keyboard warriors will prove Ratan Tata as a crook, sinner, crony, someone who cannot be trusted.https://t.co/7d5cvLHJ9k— ツSonal ♡ (@SonalMehra_) October 22, 2016
I would dearly love to see our “patriots” boycott his business, bully, abuse him and force him to pay penalty https://t.co/AAilTHgvGQ— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) October 23, 2016
Spare a thought for Bhakts who will have to waste entire Sunday trolling, abusing Ratan Tata for using the word “Intolerance”— Joy (@Joydas) October 22, 2016
.@SanjayK90668653 Rattan Tata:”intolerance is curse we r seeing of late”चलो भक्तो शुरू हो जाओ गाली गलोच business पे:”1 abusive tweet @ 25 ps— Social Just Republic (@Mohitmsood) October 23, 2016
There were some sarcastic tweets as well!
Anti-National comments by TATA 😨😨😨https://t.co/rFoa6E5PFZ— Shabbir Ahmed (@Ahmedshabbir20) October 22, 2016
People who uninstalled Snapdeal app after Amir Khan’ statement on intolerance will now boycott Tata Salt after Ratan Tata statement. 😂— Piyush Somani (@prvsomani) October 23, 2016
My car is nano, I use tata salt, my house was built using tata steel.Damn! How do I boycott this guy!Ratan Tata on intolerance— Bhushan (@boostdude) October 23, 2016
No one will outrage at Ratan Tata talking about intolerance. Because bhakt ho ya sickular, sabne unka namak khaya hain. 😛— Arup Roychoudhury (@aruproytweets) October 23, 2016
Some poked fun at actor Anupam Kher, asking him to intervene
Only Anupam Kher can save bhakts from this difficult situation created by Ratan Tata. Intolerance march…!!— ജോ (@Josa_in) October 23, 2016
However, there were a few BJP supporters who criticised his comment
Elections are near so someone had to start the intolerance debate and Ratan tata took the lead. Lets get going. Where is award wapsi gang?— Govind Kini (@GRKini) October 23, 2016