'Serious matter': What BJP leaders said on Greta Thunberg's toolkit

By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
Feb 04, 2021 09:55 PM IST

Prakash Javadekar, Meenakshi Lekhi commented on Greta Thunberg's tweet as Delhi Police filed an FIR against the creator of the document.

The Delhi Police on Thursday filed an FIR against the creators of the toolkit that was shared on Twitter by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. It contained a social media plan on farmers protest. Later, Greta deleted that link and uploaded a new toolkit.

Prakash Javadekar said the toolkit shared by Greta Thunberg points towards a serious issue. (PTI)
Prakash Javadekar said the toolkit shared by Greta Thunberg points towards a serious issue. (PTI)

What is a toolkit?

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A toolkit is a document explaining the basic points of an issue. For example, the toolkit that Greta uploaded later asks people to tag Prime Minister Narendra Modi, agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

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What Delhi Police said

The Delhi Police on Thursday said the initial probe has suggested that the document is linked with a pro-Khalistan group. The document has a proper action plan about a digital strike on or before January 26 and tweetstorms on January 23, Delhi Police Special CP (Crime) Praveer Ranjan said.

What Union ministers said

Not many ministers have spoken on the toolkit, though several tweeted MEA's statement on Wednesday denouncing attempt to hurt India's democracy. Information and Broadcast minister Prakash Javadekar said it is a serious issue. "It clearly shows that some foreign elements are conspiring to defame India," he said.

"We knew that a conspiracy was being hatched outside the country. But we did not have any proof of that. Greta Thunberg has given us the proof and in her naivety, she has done a huge service," BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said.

Greta Thunberg, on the other hand, reiterated her support to the protesting farmers and said no amount of hate, threat will change that.

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