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Congress and the tower of babble

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The Congress’s social media in-charge Divya Spandana should have known better than to embarrass her party with her indiscreet tweets. First she responded to a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi standing next to the mammoth statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel with the remark, “Is that bird dropping?’’ She refused to apologise or explain when a storm of protest broke out. In response to an independent journalist who felt that as a public person with a party position she should explain her words, she wrote, “Not my circus, not my monkeys’’, adding fuel to the fire.

Of late, several Congress leaders have defied the party’s stated position in their utterances. Manish Tewari wrote, “The Brahmins are the new Jews of India, we should learn to live with it.” C P Joshi announced that “Only a Congress PM can build a Ram temple”. Shashi Tharoor wrote that if today India has a tea-seller as PM, it’s because Jawaharlal Nehru made it possible. Raj Babbar in Chhattisgarh described Maoists as “revolutionaries fighting for their rights”.

MP Congress president Kamal Nath had warned party persons to weigh their words in election season........

© Indian Express