BHOPAL: Tushar Panchal, who was appointed OSD (Officer on Special Duty) to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday, decided not to accept the responsibility offered to him on Tuesday, after protests from BJP leaders and Congress on his old tweets being critical of Modi and Hindutva ideology.
Tushar was hired formally as OSD to CM Chouhan this Monday.
Within hours of his appointment, a section of BJP leaders from Bhopal to Delhi opened a front against him. In Delhi, BJP spokesperson Tejinder Bagga shared an old tweet of Tushar (in which he had criticized Modi) and asked Chouhan if he needed people like him.
Bagga also shared another tweet of Tushar criticizing Baba Ramdev.
Not only Bagga, in Madhya Pradesh former minister and senior BJP MLA Ajay Vishnoi also attacked Chouhan. Vishnoi tweeted, - no one can doubt Tusharís ability. Modi Ji has been hurt several times by his (Tushar) twitter attacks. Hope Shivraj Ji has seen those tweets of Tushar.
A section of BJP and Congress leaders portrayed the development as Chouhan opening up a front against Modi and started comparing him to UP CM Yogi.
Congress was quick to grab the opportunity. Kamal Nath's media coordinator Narendra Saluja attached the screenshot of Tushar's tweet critical of Modi and commented, 'Shivraj's love for Modi is quite apparent here.
Tushar's tweet criticizing Baba Ramdev, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev and Shri Shri Ravi Shankar also went viral with people opposing Tushar's appointment. Latest tweet criticizing Babas was on May 1.