Facebook page of ‘BJP Gujarat’ takes nasty,’bikini-clad’ dig at Amartya Senhttps://indianexpress.com/article/news-archive/web/facebook-page-of-bjp-gujarat-takes-nasty-bikiniclad-dig-at-amartya-sen/

Facebook page of ‘BJP Gujarat’ takes nasty,’bikini-clad’ dig at Amartya Sen

'BJP Gujarat' publishes photo of a bikini-clad girl purportedly shown as Sen's daughter Nandana.

A Facebook page by the name ‘BBP Gujarat’ went viral soon after it published the photo of a bikini-clad girl,purportedly shown as Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s daughter Nandana,with another picture of the economist and his daughter and an abusive caption.

The caption said,“Amartya Sen sahab,aap pehle apna ghar aur apni beti ko sambhal lijiye,vahi bahut hoga aapke liye…Desh aur Modi par nirnay lene ke liye Bharat ke nagrik bahut hain,hame kisi bhi videshi nagrikta prapt sathiyaye buddhe ki salah nahin chahiye. Beti toh sambhali nahin jaati,baat karte hain Modi ki… sharm karo (Mr Amartya Sen,first handle your daughter,that is enough for you… the people of India are enough to decide about the country and Modi. We do not want advice from any senile old man of foreign citizenship. Can’t even handle your own daughter and you talk about Modi… shame on you).”

This Facebook page,a namesake of the official Facebook page of the BJP,is described as that of “Modi supporters” and was created in March this year. So far,it has 5,420 likes and 4,880 talking about it. The cover photo is of the BJP’s conclave where Modi was elevated as the poll panel chief and the profile photo has a woman in a saree with the BJP’s sash around her neck.

The official BJP Facebook page (also called Bjp Gujarat) goes with a poster of “Ek Bharat,Shreshta Bharat” with the lotus as its profile picture. This page is liked by 29,856 people but has only 1,489 talking about it.

State BJP’s samvad cell convenor Dr Parag Sheth said he was busy taking calls ever since this link went viral. “This is not the official BJP page,” he told The Indian Express,adding he had no idea who the woman on the profile of this Facebook page was.