Kiran Bedi, the current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, BJP activist, and a retired Indian police officer was trolled on social media for posting a fake NASA video of purportedly claiming that Sun chants ‘Om‘.
Bedi posted a tampered NASA video that she captioned- ‘NASA Recorded Video of Sun Chanting Om‘. The video as per Indian media has been circulating on Whatsapp for years, the BJP activist shared the video on her Twitter account without verifying.
Indian media stated that NASA has already shared the original video of Sun on YouTube. The animated one minute and fifty seconds long video contain sketches of Hindu Gods and sketch of ‘Om’ sign in English and Hindi.
— 𝕽𝖎𝖆𝖟 𝕬𝖍𝖒𝖊𝖉 (@karmariaz) January 4, 2020
— 🄰🅁🄽🄾🄻🄳 🇵🇰 (@DaPakiGuy) January 4, 2020
The video has solar sounds recorded during NASA’s observation of Sun for 40 days through Michelson Doppler Imager data and processed by A. Kosovichev.
Indian Twitter users corrected her as well as trolled her on a gaffe. Twitter users commented that Bedi was once a revered intellectual but has disgraced herself over the years with frequent faux passes after joining ‘saffron brigade’.
Whimsical theories by BJP
This is not the first time, BJP legislatures, have embarrassed themselves with bizarre and whimsical statements.
Speaking the Sanskrit language regularly can keep cholesterol and diabetes in check says the BJP MP Ganesh Singh. Singh elaborated on the utilities of Sanskrit language during his argument in Lok Sabha on the Sanskrit Universities bill.
BJP MP cites research done by a US-based academic institution to fortify his assertions. Singh added the research claims that the Sanskrit language if spoken daily strengthens the nervous system.
In another reference, he asserted that research done by US’s space organization NASA says that if computer programming is done in the Sanskrit language it would be flawless.
Thank God she didn't say that This sound was first heard by godi ji and didn't credit him for this
— 💙💙🙏🙏🙏💙💙 (@TheAmitCHOWDHRY) January 4, 2020
— Vimal Lakhotia (@vimallakhotia) January 4, 2020
The statement of the BJP legislature spawned hilarious reactions on social media. A score of Indian Twitter users made sport off these statements. They jeered at BJP legislatures for pitching controversial and often laughable statements every other day.
— Tr Gayathri Srikanth (@Tr_Gayathri) January 4, 2020
ma'am does this level of insight happen after you join the BJP, or was it this level of insight that led you to the BJP in the first place?
— Vinay Aravind 📷 (@vinayaravind) January 4, 2020
BJP legislatures, however, are in the habit of passing amusing and bizarre statements on the significance of cow, that mostly defies the scientific, historic and religious facts. Such statements have rattled physicians, doctors, and scientists alike in the past. Moreover, their denial of these whimsical statements did not affect the advocates of BJP and RSS.
Earlier, in September Indian man Shankar Lal, President of Akhil Bhartiya Gau Sewa Singh, an outfit closely associated with right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), made sweeping assertions that cow dung and urine possesses extraordinary abilities to absorb harmful radiations, even nuclear radiations.
Now haters will say that, Sun does not give milk and dung.
— Live every moment * (@inbyheart) January 4, 2020
A claim that was brushed off by various Indian scientists and researchers instantly. Lal counting upon the benefits of cow dung and urine stressed that if applied at the back of the mobile phone, it will reduce the emission of harmful rays from the electronic devices. A bizarre assertion created a frenzy on social media.
They also recorded . Sound was "waaaaahhhhh MOdi jjjjiiiii Waaaaaaaah"
— Kepler (@Kepler___22) January 4, 2020
— Sloth (@Shikh55_) January 4, 2020
He disclosed that he applies fresh cow dung behind his cell phone to protect himself from harmful radioactive emissions from it. “If it can treat cancer, why can’t it save us from a phone’s microwaves?” Lal asked an intriguing question.
The BJP Minister have even distorted the history and principles of religions in veneration of the cow. Rajasthan BJP President, Madanlal Saini, asserted that `a dying Mughal emperor Humayun told his father Babur that he should respect cows, women, and brahmins if he wanted to rule India’.
Repugnant beliefs like cow milk cure malaria, Ebola, smallpox and dengue, and AIDS have been startling the sane minds in India for quite some time.