A day after it led to the arrest of 15 in Delhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has tweeted the same poster that reads, “Modiji humare bachon ki vaccine videsh kyu bhej diya (PM why did you send vaccines of our children to foreign countries?).”
The Congress MP captioned the photo with - "Arrest me too." As soon as the leader tweeted it, several twitterati started to post the same picture with the #ArrestMeToo and the hashtag started to trend.
For those who are unaware, the Delhi Police had registered 17 FIRs and arrested 15 people for allegedly pasting posters critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the vaccination drive against COVID-19, on Saturday.
The posters read: “Modiji humare bachon ki vaccine videsh kyu bhej diya (PM why did you send vaccines of our children to foreign countries?).”
On Thursday, the police had received information about the posters following which senior officers of the districts were alerted. And based on further complaints, as many as 17 FIRs were registered under sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections including section 3 of the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act across various districts of the Delhi Police, the officials said.
Following suit, various other Congress members also started tweeting with the hashtag- #ArrestMeToo. In some time, the general public joined in too and the issue went viral.
Here's what the conversation about #ArrestMeToo on Twitter looks like. Have a look.
(With inputs from agencies)