Suspended CSK doctor gives unconditional apology for controversial tweet on India-China troops clash
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | Jun 18, 2020, 03:34 pm
An unconditional apology was tendered by suspended Chennai Super Kings team doctor Madhu Thottappillil on Thursday for his controversial statement on Twitter on Tuesday ridiculing the government after the death of Indian soldiers during the intense clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh. Dr. Thottappillil had later deleted his tweet regarding n the Galwan Valley clash and protected his Twitter account after which he was suspended by the powerhouse Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise.
Dr. Thottappillil in his detailed statement today said, "On June 16th, I had put out a tweet, and after I realised that the words used by me was inappropriate and unintended. I deleted the same.But by then there were screenshots of my tweet being circulated and shared in social media,". He went on to clarify that it wasn't his intention to belittle PM Narendra Modi's efforts in fighting the crisis. He said, "It was never my intention to belittle the great & herculean efforts taken by our Honb'le prime minister and the Govt in taking care of all the citizens obligations of this great nation and its Army or our brave Martyrs. I have always respected the efforts of the govt in its valiant war on Covid-19 pandemic armed forces and valour of the armed forces standing and fighting under adverse conditions."
Thottappillil, who has been a part of CSK since the inception of the team in the IPL further added, "I regret the hurt and anguish I may have caused to many people who read my Tweet and wholeheartedly apologise for the same. I have tweeted inadvertently and mistakenly and it has nothing to do with my association with any individual or organisation." He then addressed netizens saying, "I am aware of the care bestowed by the Honb'le prime minister taken for the martyred jawans who had laid their lives for the country, without whom we the citizens would not be having a secured life,". He concluded saying, "I hope the whole issue is put to an end and the tweet be treated as an aberration on my part. I once again express my sincere apologies for the unintended and inadvertent remarks made in my earlier tweet,".
Check out Dr. Madhu Thottappillil's statement below:
Apology ....— Dr. Madhu Thottappillil (@itsmadhu) June 18, 2020
On 16th June, I had put out a tweet, and after I realised that the words used by me was inappropriate and unintended. I deleted the same. But by then there were screenshots of my tweet being circulated and shared in social media. It was never my intention to .1/5 pic.twitter.com/nvC7FjMFGl