Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Babita Phogat, was recently accused of communising Nizamuddin meet in Delhi. In her tweet, she had mentioned about Coroanvirus spreading in India due to 'illiterate pigs' and used Nizamuddin in the hashtag. A lot of people who attended this meet tested positive for COVID-19 and this meet happened despite the lockdown orders. Babita Phogat's tweet though called for a controversy and even her account was reported. She could restore her Twitter account only after she deleted the tweet. Now, in her recent interview, she says that she sticks by her words and says she said nothing wrong.
To HT City, Babita Phogat quoted, "Koi bhi cheez hoti hai, toh log usko waise lete hai jaise unka dimag chalta hai. Main kya bol rahi hun iski zimmedaar main hun. Aap kya samajh rahe ho, iske zimmedaar aap ho... Maine tweet kiya tha, tweet kuch logo ne report ki hogi jis wajah se account mera band ho gaya tha aur uske baad maine jab reported tweet ko delete kiya tab hi mera account khula.” In gist, she said that she is responsible for her thoughts while people are responsible for their own interpretation.
She further added, "Main abhi bhi apne tweet par kayam hun; Maine kuch galat nahi likha aur maine kuch galat nahi kiya. Magar jin logo ko galat laga unki khud ki mansikta aisi hai tabhi unko laga hai!” (I still stick by my tweet. I did not write anything wrong nor have I done anything wrong. But, however, found my tweet wrong, it is their becaue of their mindset.) (Also Read: After Aamir Khan Trends Because Of Babita Phogat's Tweet, Twitter Deletes Her Account; Wrestler Asks Was She Wrong)
As soon as Babita Phogat's tweet went viral, people even dragged in Aamir Khan who made a film called Dangal narrating the achievements of Phogat sisters. Trolls started saying that she only became famous because of Aamir Khan and was nothing before Dangal. To this, Babita said, "Movie tabhi toh bani hogi jab humne kuch kar ke dikhaya hoga. Aisa toh nahi hai ki pehle movie bani aur baad main humne karke dikhaya. Pehle humne apne desh ka naam roshan kiya apne desh ke liye medal leke aaye, tabhi inspiration leke kisi ne story likhi hogi." (Movie could be made because we achieved something. It is not like movie was made first and then we achieved. First, we made the country proud by bagging medal, and then someone took the inspiration and wrote the story.
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