Priyanka Sharma, the convenor of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s youth wing in Howrah, was arrested for sharing a morphed image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. In the meme she shared on May 9, Banerjee’s face was superimposed on actor Priyanka Chopra’s body, in the dress she wore to the 2019 Met gala.

Sharma has been remanded to 14-day judicial custody, according to the police.

BJP worker posts a meme on Mamata Banerjee featuring as Priyanka Chopra at MET Gala; Police complaint filed

BJP worker posts a meme on Mamata Banerjee featuring as Priyanka Chopra at the MET Gala; Police complaint file

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had accused the BJP government of being intolerant. But now, it seems that it is the same situation in West Bengal as a police complaint was filed against Priyanka Sharma, a Bharatiya Janata Youth Morcha (BJYM) worker as she posted a meme which had a head-shot of Mamata Banerjee superimposed on Priyanka Chopra’s MET Gala 2019 picture.

BJP youth wing leader held for Didi caricature
Priyanka Sharma faces non-bailable charge.

BJP Yuva Morcha leader was arrested on Friday and slapped with non-bailable charges for posting a photoshopped image of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Facebook. On Saturday, Priyanka Sharma, 25, was produced at the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Howrah which remanded her in judicial custody for 14 days.

Priyanka Sharma, whose Facebook profile describes her as Howrah district club cell convener of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), was arrested on Friday for allegedly posting a picture of actor Priyanka Chopra with her husband Nick Jonas at the red carpet of the recent Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in New York, with Banerjee’s face superimposed on the actor’s. The image is no longer on Priyanka’s Facebook timeline.L

Sharma has been charged under Section 500 of the IPC (defamation), and Sections 66A (offensive messages) and the non-bailable 67A (punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act. Police said they acted on the basis of a complaint by local Trinamool Congress leader Vibhas Hazra.

A The move was later slammed by many netizens. One of the Twitter users tweeted,“I don’t know her. I never met her. But still, I can feel the pain of Priyanka Sharma who has been arrested for sharing a viral meme on Mamata. Just imagine what her family is going through right now. What if this happens with your daughter or sister?” 

BJP’s nominee for Bangalore South Parliamentary Constituency Tejasvi Surya expressed his views on the same on Twitter. In the same, he mentioned how one of the Congress workers had posted a morphed image of Narendra Modi with a Hitler mustache.  

For the unversed, MET Gala 2019 was one of the biggest fashion events and the same is fundraising do as well. It was founded by publicist, Eleanor Lambert and the benefit was first held in 1948 to encourage donations from New York’s high society. Many Indians celebs including Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone attended the same.

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Chowkidar Tejasvi Surya@Tejasvi_Surya

Case 1- BJYM’s Priyanka Sharma puts up photoshop picture of Mamata Di & is now in jail.
But Mamata is not fascist

Case 2- Cong’s @srivatsayb tweets photoshop picture of PM Modi. Modi rightly does not prosecute him.
But Modi is fascist

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