Snapdeal sacked Aamir Khan, BJP IT cell responsible


A new book claimed that BJP social media run an online campaign against Aamir Khan to drop him as their brand ambassador after the actor commented on growing intolerance in India.

A former volunteer at the BJP IT Cell shared the hidden fact on WhatsApp to journalist Swati Chaturvedi, whose book ‘I am a Troll’ was released Tuesday. The volunteer, Sadhavi Khosla, alleged that the BJP’s IT cell supposedly carried out a campaign against the ‘Dangal’ actor on social media so that he is dropped from the ad. The BJP IT cell head, Arvind Gupta has however denied the allegations and alleged that Kholsa ‘supports the Congress’.

After the news spread like a wild fire in the jungle, reactions poured in from across the media fraternity and others on Twitter.

Rajdeep Sardesai#Great expose by @bainjal on terrible misuse of social media. Just finished reading her book! https://twitter.com/indianexpress/" style="clip:rect(1px 1px 1px 1px);overflow:hidden">status/813560030150606848 

Dilip Cherian#Ferocious till the end #Dangal delights ! Woke up to discover how@aamir_khan dump by @snapdeal was triggered, thanks to@bainjal  book!

Siddharth#Chilling story, @bainjal lays bare how the BJP literally got@aamir_khan to pay a heavy price for exercising his right to free speech https://twitter.com/indianexpress/status/813560030150606848 …

Richa Sharma#And thank you @bainjal for exposing abusive trolls of modi and who made snapdeal contract go out of @aamir_khan..#ModiKa_????????? https://twitter.com/priyankac19/status/813615483475869696 …

Shelly Walia#Of course BJP did that. (Via @Krishn_@IndianExpress)https://www.google.co.in/amp/indianexpress.com/article/india/force-snapdeal-to-dump-aamir-khan-bjp-it-chief-told-social-media-cell-4446486/lite/?client=safari …

Vir Sanghvi#Hello @snapdeal you gutless cowards. I hope you are ashamed of yourselves now. https://twitter.com/sadhavi/status/813638431662374912 …

Gaurav Pradhan#RUBBISH. Planted story by @IndianExpress to defame BJP IT cell. The Aamir - Snapdeal boycott was started by me NOT BJP IT cell https://twitter.com/Pradesh18Hindi/status/813610411878555648 …