From Shashi Tharoor’s "Hindu Pakistan" remark to a purported quote in Urdu daily Inquilab attributed to Rahul Gandhi stating, ‘Congress is a Muslim party’, it has been a rough ride for the Congress
Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam found himself in the eye of a storm over a controversial poster by the Mumbai Congress on Monday. In the poster, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is seen hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it has a tagline that reads: “Nafrat se nahi, pyar se jitenge” (We will win by love, not hate).
The word "nafrat" (hatred) is painted in saffron, a colour associated with Hindu religion, while "pyar" (love) is painted in green, a colour commonly associated with Islam.
Twitter users were quick to point out the colour choices. They lost no time to slam the Congress for its "appeasement politics".
One of the first to point this out was BJP's IT cell head Amit Malviya. He tweeted, “… just can’t conceal their hatred for all things Hindu”.
One can imagine the compulsion to defend Rahul Gandhi’s churlish act but what is interesting to note - ‘नफ़रत’ is in ‘saffron’ and ‘प्यार’ is in ‘green’. Congress, the self proclaimed ‘मुसलमानों की पार्टी’, just can’t conceal their hatred for all things Hindu. pic.twitter.com/TnoAv3hKAk— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) July 22, 2018
Soon, rebel Congress leader Shehzad Poonawala followed suit
Saw this poster on Rahul's "hug & wink" put up by Sanjay Nirupam-same has been tweeted by him too!— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) July 23, 2018
Just observe the choice of colours used for "Nafrat" (hate) & "Pyaar" (Love)!!
Given the "Saffron Terror" remark this deliberate choice of colours is significant & revealing! pic.twitter.com/8rXNJg0wU3
Others started pointing fingers at the Congress, too
Nafrat in Saffron— नंदिता ठाकुर (@nanditathhakur) July 22, 2018
Pyar in Green
Congress is indeed Muslim's party pic.twitter.com/smaFSTdzNC
Saw this poster at Worli. Nafrat in saffron and “pyaar” in green. There’s the message in this Congress poster - that Hindus are hateful people and Muslims are living.— 🇮🇳sunshine🇮🇳 (@sonal_31559) July 23, 2018
Shame on Rahul & Sonia Congress for spiting Hindus. No wonder Rahul calls Congress a party of Muslims#Congress pic.twitter.com/0krWRRnFEY
However, Nirupam said that this was a “cheap spin” to an otherwise "harmless" tweet. (find out if "harmless" was the word he used)
This guy has a filthy mind that's why he can see only two colours from Tiranga. He can't see saffron and green having white in background. He must stop cheap spin and learn something from the message. Otherwise 2019 में #BJP इन्हें पगार देने के लायक भी नहीं रहेगी। https://t.co/jVlKHiL6r0— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) July 23, 2018
The Congress has been battling to correct their image of an ‘anti-Hindu’ party for quite some time.
From Shashi Tharoor’s "Hindu Pakistan" remark to a purported quote in Urdu daily Inquilab attributed to Rahul Gandhi stating, "Congress is a Muslim party", it has been a rough ride for the Congress.
Read Exclusive COVID-19 Coronavirus News updates, at MyNation.
Last Updated Jul 23, 2018, 6:00 PM IST