TENNIS PLAYER MARTINA NAVRATILOVA REACTS TO AMIT SHAH’S DEFENSE OF MODI

Tennis player Martina Navratilova made headlines on Sunday when she reacted to a tweet quoting Amit Shah. Amit Shah, in an interview he gave to Sansad TV to celebrate 20 years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in office, had defended the PM regarding his critics calling him dictatorial. The interview made headlines on Sunday as it came at a time when the country is witnessing the PM’s silence on the violence that occurred in Lakhimpur Kheri, which 4 farmers and 4 others, including a journalist.

The news tweet by Hindustan Times which said, “Union Minister Amit Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not a dictator but the most democratic leader the country has ever seen”. This got tennis player Navratilova’s attention, and she was quick to quote tweet the news, captioning, “And for my next joke…”.

The tweet was shared by Indians who shared the same sentiment and some users even went on to call out the silence from Bollywood celebrities when it comes to the BJP government.

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