After a scathing comment by BJP leader, K Laxman in Telangana,who called the Sania Mirza ‘daughter-in-law’ of Pakistan Twitterati are asking if she ain’t an Indian citizen. The issue started after Sania Mirza was appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Telangana by the Chief Minister of the state, Chandrashekara Rao. While announcing she would serve as its brand ambassador, the Telangana government led by K Chandrasekhar Rao sanctioned a crore on Monday for her training and coaching.
K Laxman added that by appointing the tennis star as the brand ambassador the state government broke the basic protocol as she is married to a Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. He also said that Mirza was born in Maharashtra after which her family moved to Hyderabad. The accusation of the BJP leader has now gained him many haters on Twitter who are furious at his baseless comments. Take a look at some of the tweets in support of Sania Mirza.
BJP took 4 decades in accepting Ms Gandhi as India’s daughter in law & less than 4 years to accept Sania Mirza as Pakistan’s daughter in law
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) July 24, 2014
It is not about one Sania Mirza. It is an ideological battle that we have to fight against a sexist, communal ideological mindset.
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) July 24, 2014
Sania Mirza is an inspirational story of India; Grand Slam champ in doubles, singles ranking of 27, gold in Asian games. Problem anyone?
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) July 24, 2014
Height of stupidity for reducing Sania Mirza’s achievements as just Pakistan ki bahu. She’s our national hero, very much our Desh ki beti.
— Harneet Singh (@Harneetsin) July 24, 2014
— GAUAHAR KHAN (@GAUAHAR_KHAN) July 24, 2014
— Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) July 24, 2014
Infact Telangana ought to give Sania all resources to set up a ‘Sania Mirza Tennis Academy’! So that we have more Sania Mirzas for India!
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) July 24, 2014
before anyone questions @MirzaSania‘s right to be a brand ambassador, ask yourselves- are you the fifth best in the world at anything?
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) July 24, 2014
Sania Mirza, the fight is not yours alone. We all have to fight this sweep of religious/nationalist bigotry, sexism and communal shaming.
— Shalmoli (@shalmoli2803) July 24, 2014