Ad filmmaker and activist Ram Subramanian, who has worked with the Aam Aadmi Party but has denied his affiliation with the party, is quite vocal on social issues, and always have an opinion when it comes to politics and corruption. Earlier this year, his photos with Gurmehar Kaur, the Delhi University (DU) student, who has become the poster girl for the ‘Save DU campaign’ and whose father was martyred fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir in 1999, made headlines on the social media.
Subramanian has now tweeted promising a reward of Rs 1 lakh to anyone who hurls a shoe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public rally.
— Ram Subramanian (Voice Of Ram) (@VORdotcom) November 20, 2017
Talking about this tweet, Sonam Mahajan, Sonam Mahajan who describes herself as a “politically aware Dogra Hindu,” questioned Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, asking whether Subramanian is doing this on his behalf. She also sought a clarification from the Delhi CM.
Dear @ArvindKejriwal Ji,
Your close aide, Ram Subramanian has announced an award of Rs. 1 Lakh + GST for anyone who hurls a shoe at the Prime Minister of this country.
Is he doing this at your behest? Please clarify or resign. pic.twitter.com/qzPNXQ98sU
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) November 20, 2017
It must be remembered that earlier this year a shoe was thrown at Kejriwal by a 26-year-old man as he was addressing a rally in Haryana’s Rohtak. The shoe had hit the edge of the stage and fell short of Mr Kejriwal, who was addressing his supporters against demonetisation.
Twitterati too had their own take on this:
If Ram Subramanian had offered just 1000 rupees to throw a shoe at Kejriwal, he’d be owing at least a crore to the ‘winners’ of the contest within a day.
— Janardhanan S🇮🇳 (@MadCapProf) November 20, 2017
गंजे के बाल ऐसे ही नही उड़े बहुत जूते खा चुका है।😂😂😂
— Abhishek Mangal (@TannuMangal) November 20, 2017
— SAURABH VERMA (@gotosaurabh) November 20, 2017
Is subramanian ki jat ka bhenda maru…I will throw tatti if u ever meet me…
— specific blue ocean (@Prashan16839903) November 20, 2017
From the days when #Kejriwal said “I won’t hesitate to be an anarchist” and told to disrupt RD parade, I have been saying that his party is a party of street goondas, a burden to civilized nation. Sooner they are got rid up, it is better for India.
— Bimal Pr. Mohapatra (@bimal_pr) November 21, 2017