June 20, Tuesday: Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Monday invited flak after quoting a “Prophecy” by Syama Prasad Mookerjee in 1946 that “Hindu-Muslim problem” won’t b solved without a Civil War. After this, he was trolled across the media, received sharp reactions.
He tweeted “Syama Prasad Mookerjee wrote in his diary on 10/1/1946: “The Hindu-Muslim problem won’t b solved without a Civil War”. So much like Lincoln!”
After this, he was trolled across the media, received sharp reactions. Later, Roy started giving justifications in series of tweets by saying “I was quoting, not advocating”.
“Instantly couple of dozen dimwits began trolling that I was advocating a civil war. None stopped to ponder that I was QUOTING, not ADVOCATING.” Roy tweeted.
Instantly couple of dozen dimwits began trolling that I was advocating a civil war. None stopped to ponder that I was QUOTING,not ADVOCATING
— Tathagata Roy (@tathagata2) June 19, 2017
“I was quoting a diary of 70 years back, pre-partition India. And it was prophetic. Because Jinnah unleashed that civil war 7 months later. And Jinnah won that civil war and got his Pakistan. That is ALSO something Dr Mookerjee predicted.” He added.
However, this is not the first time Roy made stroked controversy, earlier in March, he tweeted: “One exception (to Hindus running away) was Gujarat, 2002. I’m glad you appreciate what the Hindus did then, as per the Indian Express report.