There were others who also wanted Twitter to take down Kiran Bedi’s tweet saying that she was spreading fake news. (Photo Credit: Kiran Bedi/Twitter)
It seems Sun is shining rather too bright on Puducherry Governor Kiran Bedi. The former IPS officer landed in soup after she posted an absurd tweet, which has been one of the popular ‘desi’ science ‘trivia’. On Saturday, Bedi took to Twitter and posted an animated video clip that claimed that ‘NASA recorded the sound of Sun and Sun chants Om.’ The one minute, fifty second long video is replete with screenshots of Hindu Gods and sketch of ‘Om’ sign both in English and Hindi. Netizens soon begin trolling Bedi for the post, which has been time now and time again debunked as pure myth created by social media.
Many lamented that Bedi post is a typical WhatsApp forward. Others questioned whether she has joined the BJP’s IT cell. “Once upon a time this lady was a hero to many. What a disgrace now!,” said a Twitter user Sayed Usman. Another user posted a GIF from Hrithik Roshan-starrer ‘Koi Mil Gaya’. “Old gissa pitta old doctored video neither NASA nor Isro confirmed this. Welcome to WhatsApp university,” said another user. A user with Twitter handle ‘@pirate_knightk’ taunted Bedi saying, “She is like my father "whatsapp pe aaya hai to sach hi hoga.”
There were others who also wanted Twitter to take down Bedi’s tweet saying that she was spreading fake news. “Why don’t you take action against such misinformation? The person circulating the video is a well known one, and this can falsely influence many others,” said one Biswa while tagging Twitter India. “Mam pls delete this tweet. There is something called 'Science',” urged one Amartya Das.
The BJP leader and former IPS officer was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry in 2016. Bedi, who joined the BJP just before the 2015 Assembly elections in Delhi, had been the party’s chief ministerial candidate.