New Delhi: If social media posts were any measure of one’s beliefs, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi seems to have fallen into some ideological confusion. He seems to have found love for none other than VD Savarkar.

Or is it a ploy, in line with Rahul’s recent efforts to be seen as being sympathetic to the Hindus, to take the fight to the enemy camp before the elections?

On Gandhiji’s 150 birth anniversary, the Congress president tweeted a photo of the Mahatma made up of smaller ticket-size pictures of freedom fighters and luminaries such as Bhagat Singh, Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, Chandrashekhar Azad, Lala Lajpat Rai, BR Ambedkar, Rabindranath Tagore and others.

By ruse or mistake, one of the ear lobes of the Mahatma in the picture has an image of Savarkar, the father of Hindutva and a much-maligned figure for the Congress.

MyNation contacted Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan, but he refused to comment.

Meanwhile, the BJP was quick to pounce on this opportunity to embarrass Rahul. BJP IT department chief Amit Malviya tweeted: “After attacking Veer Savarkar in the most obnoxious manners, Rahul Gandhi tweets photo of Mahatma with Veer Savarkar’s picture embedded in it. Finally sees light!”