On Monday, the BJP accused the Congress of using “old techniques again” when the party posted a picture of a pair of khaki shorts on social media. An image of burning khaki shorts, a common uniform for Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the brainchild of the BJP, was shared on Congress’ official Twitter account.
Congress said, “To free the country from shackles of hate and erase the damage done by BJP-RSS,” making clear the allusion. Our objective will be attained gradually. #BharatJodoYatra”
The tweet was sent out in the midst of Congress’ intensive social media push to support the 150-day public contact campaign Bharat Jodo Yatra, which is being led by former party chief Rahul Gandhi.
BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said it is not the first time that Congress has resorted to such politics and called on the grand old party to delete the post right away. Sources in the BJP accused Congress of advocating the killing of people who believe in a particular ideology, adding that the “so called Bharat Jodo reveals its true intentions” of Congress’s campaign.
He stated, “Congress should take down this photo immediately. It’s not ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra,’ it’s ‘Bharat Todo’ and ‘Aag Lagao Yatra.’ I want to question Rahul Gandhi: Do you want bloodshed in our country?
Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, referred to the tweet as “a disgraceful mindset” on the part of the Congress.
In the guise of “Bharat Jodo,” the Congress Party is engaging in “Bharat Todo,” and India would not pardon them for their plans to harm nationalists, he tweeted.
Political differences are normal and understandable, according to former Congressman and current minister Jitin Prasada, “but what kind of attitude advocates for burning political opponents?”
“All should denounce this politics of negativity and hatred.”
In an apparent reference to the 1984 Sikh riots, Lok Sabha member Tejasvi Surya claimed that the Congress had burned down Delhi and that they have once more called for violence. “With Rahul Gandhi ‘fighting against Indian State,’ Congress ceases to be party with faith in constitutional means,” he tweeted.