Congress leader S Jothimani on Friday filed a complaint with the DGP asking to take action against BJP workers who trolled her on social media for her views on demonetisation, reported The Times of India.
Speaking to reporters, she said that she initially ignored the obscene messages and it further led to threatening calls, so she decided to approach DGP TK Rajendran.
She added that she has submitted the mobile phone numbers of 22 people who trolled her and also attached a 70-page document which consists of screenshots of the messages that were sent to her. â€œThese messages are not something I can reproduce or announce. It's a shame,â€œ she said, reported TOI.
She suspected the state BJP leader to be behind the threat calls and added that she could recognise the voice.
On December 31, Jothimani had posted a Facebook post which included screenshots of a Whatsapp group in which the members were passing sexual remarks against her for asking if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would resign, now that the 50-day period for restoring normalcy post-demonetisation was over.
She also tweeted about the obscene messages with screenshots of three such messages. In minutes, her supporters began trending with #standwithjothimani. A senior lawyer said that if such an incident can happen with her, it could happen with any other woman.
For two days, her posts went viral but the trolls also continued. Jothimani feels that there is some kind of political backing for the people who are trolling her, reported TOI.