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Greetings! Mahesh Sharma and Shahnawaz Hussain wish you Good Friday

BJP leaders make their ignorance clear with their tweets, get flak from people.

india Updated: Mar 25, 2016 21:45 IST
HT Correspondent
Good Friday

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain gets trolled but keeps his tweet wishing people on Good Friday.(ANI file photo)

BJP leaders Mahesh Sharma and Shahnawaz Hussain learnt a lesson on Friday: you don’t wish people “happy Good Friday”. The two politicians were ridiculed after they tweeted just that.

“May you be blessed with goodness and prosperity. Happy #GoodFriday,” tweeted Sharma, union culture minister who has earlier got into controversy for saying girls going out at night was not part of Indian culture and former President APJ Abdul Kalam was a nationalist and a humanist “despite being a Muslim”.

Hussain, a former civil aviation minister, tweeted: “Warm Greetings on #GoodFriday to all of you!”

Twitter users reacted by calling them “dumbo, unaware and graduates of Modi university”.

Sharma deleted his tweet but people took screenshots of it. He later replaced the post with another tweet acknowledging Good Friday, saying, “I wish you all blessings of #GoodFriday as a dedication to the sacrifice of Lord Jesus Christ and to remember his noble and pious thoughts.”

Shahnawaz kept his post --retweeted 67 times by his followers -- all of Friday. It was only late in the evening that he seemed to have realised his folly as he deleted the tweet wishing his followers ‘warm greetings’ on Good Friday’.

It was only late in the evening that he seemed to have realised his folly as he deleted the tweet, wishing his followers ‘warm greetings’ on Good Friday’ (Twitter)

What remains on his timeline now is a retweet of prime minister Narendra Modi’s message on the religious festival.

“Good Friday is a day of prayer & a day to remember the noble, pious & compassionate thoughts of Jesus Christ, that touched many lives,” Modi had tweeted.