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Who am I? Rahul Gandhi tweets second pop quiz after attack on Swami Agnivesh

Congress president Rahul Gandhi attacked the government using a pop quiz that asked people to the name the “perpetrator of hatred and fear”.

india Updated: Jul 18, 2018 11:28 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaks during 'Chaupal pe Charcha' an interaction session with farmers at Nanded village in Maharashtra.(PTI File Photo)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the government using a pop quiz that asked people to the name the “perpetrator of hatred and fear”, a day after social activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked allegedly by Bharatiya Janata Party’s youth wing workers in Jharkhand.

“I bow to the most powerful in the line. A person’s strength and power are all that are important to me. I use hatred and fear to maintain the hierarchy of power. I seek out the weakest and crush them. I rank all living beings based on their usefulness to me. Who am I?” Gandhi wrote on Twitter.

He also attached a news report of Agnivesh being attacked in Jharkhand’s Pakur.

Many responded to Gandhi’s tweet and some turned to criticise him and the Congress party.

This is the second time in a week that Gandhi has attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Gandhi on Tuesday responded to the alleged “Congress is a Muslim party” remark attributed to him on Twitter, saying his party stands with all “persecuted” people and “the last person in the line” irrespective of their religious beliefs.

The remark, published in an Urdu daily on July 12, resulted in a war of words between the Congress and the ruling party. The BJP promptly hit back, calling Gandhi’s tweet a “confession” of his reported remark.

Agnivesh was assaulted by suspected Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists shouting slogans like “Agnivesh go back”.

The 78-year-old activist was in Pakur to address a tribal festival organised to commemorate the 195th foundation of Damin-i-Koh, part of land allocated to Santhals, at Littipara stadium, around 350km northeast from state capital Ranchi.

The incident took place outside a hotel under town police station, around 30km from the venue of the festival. The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) workers were holding a demonstration with black flags outside the hotel since morning and shouted slogans of “Agnivesh go back”.

Agnivesh was attacked by the protesters when he came out of the hotel, police said.

The spokesperson of the BJP’s state unit P Shahdeo said the men who attacked Agnivesh weren’t workers of his party.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s Pakur unit president Prasanna Mishra denied the allegation of assault. He alleged that Agnivesh had called men armed with traditional weapon like bows and arrows to attack them.

First Published: Jul 18, 2018 11:27 IST