April 29, 2021
Actor Siddharth, known for criticizing central government receives death threats
►’ I will not shut up. Keep trying.’
Chennai: Tamil actor Siddharth has accused that the BJP’s IT cell in Tamil Nadu has leaked his number to the public, “My phone number was leaked by members of TN BJP and @BJPtnITcell. Over 500 calls of abuse, rape, and death threats to me & family for over 24 hrs”, read the tweet he posted on Thursday.
“All numbers recorded (with BJP links and DPs) and handing over to Police”, he said on his Twitter post. Tagging the Prime Minister and Home Minister in his tweet Siddharth tweeted, “I will not shut up. Keep trying.”
Posting a screenshot of the social media post made by a BJP TN member, which shows him sharing the actor’s number and calling for his harassment, Siddharth posted, “This is one of many social media posts by BJP TN members leaking my number yesterday and telling people to attack and harass me.”
The screen share in Tamil reads, “Ivan inimela vaaye thirakka koodathu” (this fellow must never open his mouth again)”
“We might survive Covid. Will we survive these people?” the actor grimly lamented.
In recent times, actor Siddharth had been quite vocal in criticism of the center’s ruling BJP administration for failing to manage the COVID crisis in the country.