A Congress put up that includes a burning pair of Khaki shorts in an obvious jab on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological mentor of the BJP, has triggered a brand new conflict on Twitter within the backdrop of Rahul Gandhi’s nationwide “Bharat Jodo” march.
Utilizing the hashtag #BharatJodoYatra, the Congress wrote in its tweet this morning: “To free the nation from shackles of hate and undo the injury accomplished by BJP-RSS. Step-by-step, we’ll attain our aim.”
The picture of the burning Khaki shorts was captioned: “145 days extra to go.”
To free the nation from shackles of hate and undo the injury accomplished by BJP-RSS.
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 12, 2022
The tweet didn’t identify the RSS although it clearly pointed on the organisation’s trademark khaki shorts.
“They need to join folks to hatred. They’ve harboured a hatred for us for a very long time now. Their father and grandfather tried to cease the RSS however the RSS didn’t cease and stored rising as we continued to get assist from folks,” mentioned M Vaidya, an RSS chief.
Because the BJP demanded that the tweet be taken down, celebration MP Tejasvi Surya mentioned the tweet was typical of the Congress “ecosystem of violence”.
“This image is symbolic of Congress politics – of lighting fires within the nation. Fires they lit previously has burnt them in most of India. The remaining embers in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh may even be decreased to ashes very quickly,” Mr Surya tweeted.
Congress fireplace burnt Delhi in 1984.
It is ecosystem burnt alive 59 karsevaks in Godhra in 2002.
They’ve once more given their ecosystem a name for violence.
With Rahul Gandhi ‘combating towards Indian State’, Congress ceases to be political celebration with religion in constitutional means. https://t.co/28qbFvKkbI
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) September 12, 2022
“Congress fireplace burnt Delhi in 1984. Its ecosystem burnt alive 59 karsevaks in Godhra in 2002. They’ve once more given their ecosystem a name for violence.
With Rahul Gandhi ‘combating towards Indian State’, Congress ceases to be political celebration with religion in constitutional means.”
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra accused the Congress of making an attempt to incite violence.
“This tweet is nothing however instigating folks for violence, accomplished on the Gandhi household’s bidding,” Mr Patra mentioned.
The Congress defended its tweet and mentioned the BJP and RSS had been “not used to” the Congress being aggressive.
“Those that stoke fires of hatred, those that stoke the hearth of bigotry and prejudice, should be ready to take some issues again in identical coin,” mentioned senior Congress chief Jairam Ramesh.
“If I had been to enumerate the way wherein the BJP and its surrogates have fanned hatred, prejudice, lies and falsehood…The RSS and the BJP will not be used to an aggressive response from the Congress. When the Congress will get aggressive, they again off,” Mr Ramesh mentioned.
Rahul Gandhi launched his nationwide, 150 km “Bharat Jodo Yatra” or footmarch final week. The Congress chief has mentioned his marketing campaign is geared toward uniting a nation divided by the ideology of hate.