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  • BJP leader backs Arshdeep Singh, calls him India's pride
  • Arshdeep India's pride, every Indian stands with him: BJP
  • Strict action against trolls: BJP leader Tarun Chugh

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BJP leader backs Arshdeep Singh, calls him India's pride

The bowler has also received support on Twitter with a campaign #IStandWithArshdeep.

Indian cricketet Arshdeep Singh received praise and support from the BJP after he was subjected to severe trolling on social media for dropping a catch during the Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan.

Describing Arshdeep Singh as the "pride of India", BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh on Tuesday said every citizen stands with the left-arm bowler.

Arshdeep is the pride of India. He is a rising star from Punjab and every Indian stands with him. Strict legal action must be taken against those posting hate remarks against him," Chugh said.

Chugh also welcomed the Information and Broadcasting Ministry's action against Wikipedia for letting Khalistani slurs pop up on Singh's page after he dropped a catch at a crucial juncture of the India-Pakistan T-20 match in Dubai on Sunday.

The bowler has also received support on Twitter with a campaign #IStandWithArshdeep. Leaders in Punjab, cutting across party lines, too came out in his support.

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