Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s emotional outburst on Monday has become the party’s latest weapon to attack the BJP on social media.
Congress started #LionessSonia on Twitter to cash on Gandhi’s poll speech in Kerala where she spoke about her life as an Indian.
During a debate on calling attention motion on the VVIP chopper deal in the Lok Sabha last week, Congress party’s chief whip Jyotiraditya Scindia had described her as a “sherni (lioness)” of whom the BJP is scared.
“I came here i n 1968 as daughter-in-law of late Indira Gandhi. I lived my whole life as an Indian. Till my last breath I will be here and my ashes will mingle with this land,” she had said in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, accusing the RSS-BJP of hounding her for 48 years about her birth in Italy.
As both supporters and baiters hit the #LionessSonia, it quickly became one of the top trending subjects on the micro-blogging website.
“Elected MP, Party Prez, Chairperson UPA, NAC Abused as “Remote Control”?? Then WHAT is Unelected RSS ?,” wrote a supporter.
“Lions don’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep. More power to you #LionessSonia”, read another tweet.
Her critics also used the #LionessSonia to take potshots at the Congress and its president.
“Yet another ‘promoted’ trend. When will these parties learn these don’t mean anything except bills from their agencies,” read a tweet.