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TN BJP uses Karti Chidambaram’s wife’s dance clip for poll promo; deletes tweet

TN BJP uses Karti Chidambaram’s wife’s dance clip for poll promo; deletes tweet

BJP’s state Information Technology wing chief CT Nirmal Kumar said a third-party advertisement agency posted the clip. He added the party is taking it up with the agency.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) deleted a video clip of the performance of physician and Bharatanatyam dancer Srinidhi Chidambaram on a Tamil anthem at the 2010 World Classical Tamil Conference from its Twitter handle after drawing flak for using it without permission. The clip was posted with a Tamil caption: “Let the lotus [BJP’s election symbol] bloom. Let Tamil Nadu progress. Vote for lotus.” It used the hashtag #voteforBJP.

“Ridiculous that the BJP has used my image for their propaganda,” said Srinidhi Chidambaram, who is the wife of Congress leader Karti Chidambaram, quote tweeting a journalist’s tweet. “The lotus will never bloom,” she added in Tamil.

Late Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M Karunanidhi wrote the anthem for the conference and musician AR Rahman composed its music.

BJP’s state Information Technology wing chief CT Nirmal Kumar said a third-party advertisement agency posted the clip. “They provide some ads for us and this was one among the 30-40 ads. It is been done unknowingly,” Kumar said. He added the party is taking it up with the agency. The tweet has been removed.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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