Bengaluru: Two days after posting a photo of himself eating beef in Goa, historian and author Ramachandra Guha Sunday deleted the tweet, saying "it was in poor taste".
A known critic of the BJP, Mr Guha said the controversial tweet was aimed at "flaying" the saffron party's "hypocrisy" on beef.
Mr Guha also claimed that he had received threat calls. After Mr Guha spoke to City Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar, Halsuru police deployed security at his house. The police said that Guhas are not in town.
"I do wish, however, to again highlight the absolute hypocrisy of the BJP in the matter of beef," he said, adding that humans must have
Mr Guha also replied to those who mocked him for eating beef despite being a Gandhian. "Putting myself in the centre of the frame was exhibitionist and in poor taste. I could have made the same points in words, as I have done now," he said. Earlier in the day, Mr Guha had tweeted that he and his wife had received phone calls threatening them. "I have received threatening calls from a man calling himself Sanjay from Delhi. His number is +91-98351-38678. He threatened my wife as well as me. This is for the record," he said in his first tweet. Couple of minutes later, he posted another tweet levelling allegations against R.K. Yadav. "This threatening tweet below is from a former official of the Research and Analysis Wing. I would like to place it on record, and will do with every subsequent threat received," Guha said replying to Yadav's post. Yadav had tweeted, "If a Hindu eating beef & publicise it he is stigma on this religion. One Ramchandra Guha is doing so. He is trying to tease whole of Hindus by this das
tardly action of such publicity. Shd be given befitting reply."
Despite repeated attempts, Mr Guha could not be reached for his reaction.