New Delhi: From Hitler to fascist, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was called several names as Twitterati exploded into protest against the arrest on Friday of a woman BJYM member for posting an allegedly defamatory meme of Banerjee.

#ISupportPriyankaSharma garnered huge support to remain in the top Twitter trends as Twitterati, especially from the BJP, attacked Barnerjee.

Priyanka Sharma, a district executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in Howrah, had shared a meme of the chief minister, transposing her face on Priyanka Chopra’s body from the MET Gala 2019.

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The BJYM chief, Poonam Mahajan, called for Sharma’s immediate release, alleging that not just humour, but all expression was “dead” in Mamata Banerjee’s Bengal.

Senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sharma called Priyanka’s arrest “Emergency-like” and decried the curbs on the Freedom of Expression.

Delhi’s social media baron Tajunder Bagga called out the “Intolerance brigade”, asking where they were in the context of the arrest.

Continuing with the same trend, author Advaita Kala alleged bias in the approach of a section of the media which otherwise supported females.