The controversy surrounding Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s remark that his party was for Muslims refuses to subside, as Gandhi has chosen to prolong the debate with his defensive tweets
The controversy surrounding Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s remark that his party was for Muslims refuses to subside, as Gandhi has chosen to prolong the debate with his defensive tweets.
After the BJP raised a din over the remark, the Congress had dismissed it as a rumour. However, Shakeel Shamsi, the editor of Urdu daily Inquilab, stood by the report in his newspaper.
Backing reporter Mumtaz Alam Rizvi who published Rahul’s statement, the editor said, “Rahul (Gandhi) said Congress is a party of Muslims, because Muslims are weakened and have become another version of Dalits in the country.”
On 17 July, Congress president Rahul Gandhi broke his silence over the controversy, tweeting, "I stand with the last person in the line. The exploited, marginalised and the persecuted. Their religion, caste or beliefs matter little to me."
"I seek out those in pain and embrace them. I erase hatred and fear. I love all living beings. I am the Congress," he added.
I stand with the last person in the line. The exploited, marginalised and the persecuted. Their religion, caste or beliefs matter little to me.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 17, 2018
I seek out those in pain and embrace them. I erase hatred and fear.
I love all living beings.
I am the Congress.
However, according to reports, Gandhi had met with Muslim intellectuals earlier last week and had told them that the Congress was a party for Muslims.
Twitterati has divided into two teams, while some are appreciating his statement, some used the opportunity to remind him of his party's failures and took a dig at him. His supporters and Congress leaders started trending the hashtag #IAmCongress and others used the same to troll him.
I helped Warren Anderson, the killer of 16000 people escape India. I led the massacre of 8000 Sikhs. I imposed Emergency and trampled the basic rights of citizens. #IAmCongress— Spaminder Bharti (@attomeybharti) July 17, 2018
Come hell or high water, I will relentlessly fight the enemies of our great nation, who want to divide us, weaken us. #IAmCongress— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) July 17, 2018
Massive Scams— Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) July 17, 2018
1962 China war
1962 China Defeat
1984 Sikh Genocide
State Reorganisation violence
Usurping Gandhi Surname#IamCongress
I opposed Lalu when he was rising up as the voice of the backward castes, I support Lalu when he's going down as a corrupt dynast. #IAmCongress— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) July 17, 2018
Being a congressmen is all about compassion, its all about being honest towards service, it's all about mutual respect. #IAmCongress— Vaibhav Walia (@vbwalia) July 17, 2018
I stop parliament from functioning— The Engineer (@Engihumor) July 17, 2018
I oppose every good work done by Modi Govt
I take help from Pakistan to get back in power
I distributed loans that turned NPA
I made whole system corrupt in 60 years
I blame Modi Govt for our failures of 60 years#IAmCongress
WHY All BrainDeads, Dynasts, Says #IAmCongress ??— Gourab Mondal (@GourabMondalSun) July 17, 2018
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Humanity is my religion,— Bose Shruti (@Tinni_Aphrodite) July 17, 2018
Love is my religion,
I am Congress.
Long live @INCIndia
#IAmCongress & I am proud 2 b part of this party whose ideology I follow in every sphere of life wich teaches us 2 be kind-hearted,patient & more importantly teaches us 2 follw d path of truth! Proud tht #IAmCongress which follows true Gandhian philosphy even in this era of lies!— Vidya (@Vidyaraj51) July 17, 2018
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Last Updated 17, Jul 2018, 5:13 PM