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    Bollywood Actress Swara Bhaskar Slams BJP Politician for ‘Liking’ Abusive Twitter Comment

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Fans and followers of Bollywood actress Swarna Bhaskar have trolled a parliamentarian from India’s ruling nationalistic Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for “liking” a Twitter comment with sexist overtones.

    Swara had recently shared a black and white picture of herself in traditional Indian attire wearing a heavy necklace and earrings.

    Although the actress drew heaps of praise for her Desi looks, a user mocked and trolled her for a masturbation scene she performed in the hit Bollywood flick "Veere Di Wedding".

    However, more than the troll, what shocked Swara was the fact that the user's comment was endorsed by BJP MP Lallu Singh, who represents the Faizabad Constituency of northern Uttar Pradesh in the parliament’s lower house. 

    An infuriated Swara shared screenshots of Singh liking the comment and expressed shock at the parliamentarian's act. She further reminded the lawmaker that he represents the district where Hindu lord Rama was believed to have been born and hence he should act responsibly.

    Netizens too expressed their disappointment at Singh’s act and slammed the BJP politician for liking the troll’s comment. 

    As the matter spread like a wildfire on social media, Singh was quick to take note of it and issued an apology to Swara. The parliamentarian said that he had mistakenly liked the comment while scrolling through his Twitter feed and he had no intentions of demeaning the actress.

    Swara, a vocal critic of the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, often faces backlash for her Twitter rants, which some netizens find to be “anti-patriotic”.

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