NEW DELHI: A major political row erupted after Congress posted a picture of a burning khaki shorts on twitter amid campaigning for ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. After the posted image on Congress official social media page, BJP evoking sharp reactions via press conference.
On Monday, Congress posted burning khaki and used the hashtag #BharatJodoYaatra and wrote on twitter, “To free the country from the shackles of hate and undo the damage done by BJP-RSS. Step-by-step, we will reach our goal, he added.
After the post, the BJP retaliated and told the Congress’s India Jodo Yatra to fire the Yatra.
Angry BJP retaliated at Congress
The BJP was furious as soon as this picture was posted. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said in a press conference that this picture was tweeted by the Congress representing the BJP and the RSS and showed the fire burning in it.
The Twitter post was slammed BJP by spokesperson Sambit Patra who asked, “I want to ask Rahul Gandhi do you want violence in this country?” .
Congress has tweeted this to instigate people. Theirs is the India Jodo Yatra, the Fire Journey. This is not the first time the Congress has tweeted such a picture, he added.
BJP leaders came out in protest on social media
As soon as the tweet went viral, BJP leaders hit out at the Congress and demanded that the picture should be taken down immediately.
Not only this, other BJP leaders also came out against it on social media. Jitin Prasada, a minister in the Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh and former Congress leader, tweeted that political differences are natural and understandable but is this kind of mentality needed to burn political opponents? This politics of negativity and hatred should be condemned by all.
Tejashwi Surya, National President of BJP Yuva Morcha and MP from Bengaluru, wrote that Congress fire burnt Delhi in 1984. It’s ecosystem burnt alive 59 karsevaks in Godhra in 2002. They have again given their ecosystem a call for violence. With Rahul Gandhi ‘fighting against Indian State’, Congress ceases to be political party with faith in constitutional means.
Congress fire burnt Delhi in 1984.— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) September 12, 2022
It’s ecosystem burnt alive 59 karsevaks in Godhra in 2002.
They have again given their ecosystem a call for violence.
With Rahul Gandhi ‘fighting against Indian State’, Congress ceases to be political party with faith in constitutional means. https://t.co/28qbFvKkbI