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Harsh Goenka slammed on Twitter for 'glorifying poverty'

Goenka shared a picture that shows a woman carrying lights in a wedding procession, with her baby in a sling tied to her shoulders.

March 23, 2021 / 08:42 PM IST
RPG Group Chairman Harsh Goenka criticised on Twitter for 'glorifying poverty' (Image: LinkedIn)

RPG Group Chairman Harsh Goenka criticised on Twitter for 'glorifying poverty' (Image: LinkedIn)


Chairman of RPG Group, Harsh Goenka's recent tweet has resulted in quite some backlash for him. Goenka shared a picture that shows a woman carrying lights in a wedding procession, with her baby in a sling tied to her shoulders. "I feel like I put in too much effort sometimes. And then I saw this photo! My salute!" he captioned the image.

The picture was tweeted on March 21 and so far it has got nearly 20,000 'likes' and several reactions on the microblogging platform.

Many Twitter users felt that tweet was distasteful in nature, especially coming from someone as opulent as Harsh Goenka. This is also not the first time, he is being criticised for romanticising poverty. Simi Garewal, however, was one of the few who praised the picture saying, "And she is carrying her baby in her jholi..! #Mothers"

"Instead of saluting her courage we should feel shame that she has to go through these hardships," wrote one Twitter user.

"Stop glorifying poverty!" another said.

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Mr Goenka, however, has defended his stance as he responded to some of the critical tweets coming his way. He wrote that he only sought to glorify the "love and courage of a mother"


Moneycontrol News
first published: Mar 23, 2021 08:42 pm

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