Wait a minute, did Rahul Gandhi just show his respect for one of the most feared terrorists in the world by calling him “Masood Azhar Ji”? Or was it the Congress taking a jibe at BJP?
For days after the Pulwama attack, the Congress has been accusing the BJP of being the party that freed the terrorist by giving in to the demands of hijackers back in 1999.
At an event recently, Rahul Gandhi brought it up again. He started by referring to the militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammed, who were responsible for carrying out the attack on the CRPF jawans.
He said that under the previous government which belonged to the “56-inch people”,, Ajit Doval had himself flown in in an aircraft with “Masood Azhar Ji” in order to hand him over.
Now, a lot of people failed to understand the sarcasm hidden behind Rahul Gandhi’s speech, or why he added the “ji” after Azhar’s name. The BJP party leaders soon began to tweet with the hashtag #RahulLovesTerrorists in order to lash out at them.
Ravi Shankar Prasad tweeted,
Come on “Rahul Gandhi Ji”!
Earlier it were the likes of Digvijay Ji who called “Osama Ji” and “Hafiz Saeed Sahab”.
Now you are saying “Masood Azhar Ji”.
What is happening to Congress Party? pic.twitter.com/fIB4FoOFOh
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) March 11, 2019
So did Smriti Irani:
What is common between Rahul Gandhi and Pakistan?
Their love for terrorists.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 11, 2019
In fact a lot of BJP supporters slammed him online as well:
Rahul refers to terrorist Maulana Masood as ‘ji’. So much respect ! pic.twitter.com/NokPSNCqWY
— Laxmankhati bjp s.media nainital (@Laxmankhati9) March 12, 2019
— ashwin Rtr (@ashwinbjt) March 12, 2019
But the Congress was not going to take this lying down. and MLA Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted in support of RaGa:
2 questions to BJP & select Bhakt Media,who deliberately seek to twist the ‘Masood’ sarcasm of Rahulji-:
1 Did NSA Doval not escort & release terrorist Masood Azhar in Kandahar?
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) March 11, 2019
He also tweeted:
Modi Govt’s NSA, Ajit Doval’s ‘clean chit certificate’ to terrorist, Masood Azhar revealed (https://t.co/XgtDuCZAdF)-
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) March 12, 2019
Congress supporters had something to add as well:
.@RahulGandhi is pulling your leg, and your trying to divert the topic. Everyone knows how you guys suck up to Terrorists and speak nationalism in the political rallies. #BJPLovesTerrorists #BJPLovesPakistan
— Bhushan (@bhushannag) March 12, 2019
Stupid BJP,do you know What is common between you and Pakistan?
Their love for terrorists.
— Deepak singh (@Deepaksmg18121) March 12, 2019
— Lalan Kumar (@lalankumarinc) March 12, 2019
Come on "Ravi Shankar Prasad ji"
what is this about "Hafiz Ji"?
— Ankit Garg (@ankit_garg23) March 12, 2019
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