Congress president Rahul Gandhi observed a day’s fast at Rajghat in Delhi to “promote communal harmony.” His protest was also “against caste violence” that stirred the nation on April 2 during the Bharat bandh called by the Dalit organizations.
However, it turned into an embarrassment for the party, as images have been released on social media of them eating ‘chhole bhature’ before beginning their protest. The image was tweeted by BJP’s Harish Khurana along with a caption:
वहाँ रे हमारे कांग्रिस के नेता,लोगों को राज घाट पर अनशन के लिए बुलाया है और ख़ुद एक रेस्तराँ में बैठ कर छोले भटूरे के मज़े ले रहे हो ।Advertisement
सही बेफ़क़ूफ बनाते हो ।
(Our Congress leaders have called people for a fast there at Rajghat and here at a restaurant they are feasting on Chhole and Bhature. They have really pulled a fast one on the people)
Here is the tweet:
वहाँ रे हमारे कांग्रिस के नेता,लोगों को राज घाट पर अनशन के लिए बुलाया है और ख़ुद एक रेस्तराँ में बैठ कर छोले भटूरे के मज़े ले रहे हो ।
सही बेफ़क़ूफ बनाते हो । pic.twitter.com/gp2pIYsdOb
— Harish Khurana (@HarishKhuranna) April 9, 2018
Quite expectedly, BJP supporters and Congress haters didn’t waste any time in sharing their thoughts. Here are some of the tweets.
खा पी कर अनशन करेंगे भूखे पेट थोड़े न अनशन होगा,
वो कहावत तो सुनी होगी आपने कि
भूखे भजन न होय गोपाला।।
इनका यही फार्मूला है
— Amit Tiwari (@siramittiwari) April 9, 2018
— Cool™🇮🇳 (@CoolVayu) April 9, 2018
Congress ne pichle 70 saal se bewakuf banane ke elawa kahan kuch kiya hai??
— Rajesh Patro (@rajeshwait) April 9, 2018
Are Bhaiyo sabji ka extra 20 Rs he
Josh Josh me bhul mat Jana 😆😆
— jamneshrjoshi (@jamneshOO7) April 9, 2018
मै भी सुबह 10 से २ बजे तक और फिर 2:30 से 7 बजे तक रोज अनशन करता हूं , अगर इसी को सही मायने मे अनशन कहते है तो मुझे भी कोई काँग्रेस का बडा नेता बना दो
— जय भारत (@sritesh25) April 9, 2018
In an act of defense, Congress’s AS Lovely said that the picture was taken at 8 AM which was well before starting of the protest. Here’s the tweet:
Photograph is of before 8 am, this is symbolic fast from 10.30 am to 4.30pm,it is not indefinite hunger strike.This is what is wrong with these(BJP) ppl,instead of properly running the country,they concentrate on what we eat:AS Lovely,Congress on picture of him eating before fast pic.twitter.com/9if3ohigAA
— ANI (@ANI) April 9, 2018
This comment again erupted a volcano of comments from the Tweeple:
On this basis, I fast everyday between 2 PM and 8 PM.
— NProjer (@justwondered1) April 9, 2018
My 1nd half year daughter woke up everyday at 7 am she will have milk nd breakfast, play and go to sleep at 9.30 or 10 am and she will woke at 2 or 2.30pm it means she is daily doing fast I have to change her timings otherwise she may join INC in future.
— sudarshan sriram (@ssriraam86) April 9, 2018
— Narad നാരദന് (@_iNarad) April 9, 2018
— Sumeet (@ZackErKaFathEr) April 9, 2018
Aaj raat dinner ke baad main bhi fast rakhunga jo kal subah breakfast ke baad hi todunga😎
— ai le (@atri420) April 9, 2018
What is your thought on this fiasco? Let us know in the comments.