Monday, October 26, 2020
Home News Reports It’s not what Congress leaders are tweeting – It’s what they are reading

It’s not what Congress leaders are tweeting – It’s what they are reading

Journalist Raghu Karnad recently wrote an article for The Wire titled ‘It’s not what Modi is tweeting, it’s what he is reading’, where he attempted to attack PM Modi over him being able to read some of the supposedly objectionable content shared by the people he follows.

He begins the article mentioning how people he followed, shared or posted some “objectionable” content which technically ended up on Modi’s timeline on so and so date, thus somehow questioning Modi’s choice of following such handles. He also spoke about how some politically incorrect people are followed by the people whom Modi follows, hence there’s a two degree separation between them and Modi.

After sharpening his blade by informing people about Modi’s huge social media presence, he claimed that Modi’s personal feed was somehow an affirmation of the fundamentalist nature of Moditva and insinuated that one or two stray tweets among the millions of tweets by the 1600 odd accounts followed by Modi, might influence Modi and that his follow-back somehow bolsters these alleged trolls.

Of course this assumes Modi is online watching and reading his Twitter feed 24×7, maybe the Karnad mixed him up with Kejriwal, who follows far more colourful handles. Also small mercies then that Mr Karnad did not draw any inference from the fact that Modi also follows an abusive troll called Arvind Kejriwal.

Anyway, taking the Mr Karnad’s stretched and warped logic further, one can make some interesting observations.

Congress is admired as a pioneer of technology in India. Every other day you would hear the phrase about how Rajiv Gandhi brought computers to India. Today the Congress party and its hobbits enjoy a sizeable following on various platforms of social media. This isn’t just one-way traffic, though. What is remarkable is how little attention we pay to what some Congress leaders see on their personal feed – especially since anybody can recreate it, by setting up a Twitter feed that follows the same users.

Even though the Congress leaders’ following lists include eminent personalities, media persons, sportsmen, some BJP leaders; yet the Congress leader’s feed is still in part a torrent of rancour and wilful distortion.

On 13th and 17th January the following tweets appeared on the timeline of well-known Congress leaders and affiliates like Ajay Maken, Priyanka Chaturvedi, Salman Soz, Shehzad Poonawala. The tweets glorified and celebrated the fact that RSS workers are getting killed at the hands of murderous communist mobs in Kerala.

A troll account followed by AjayMaken, Priyanka Chaturvedi, Salman Soz, Shehzad Poonawala

People might argue that the above tweets which are now deleted might have been tweeted in some rage or ecstasy, so for them here a few more tweets from this account:

Update: the aforementioned abusive troll, followed by Congress leaders and many journalists, tagged this reporter on Twitter and proudly claimed that he never deletes his tweets and supports murders of people who assert their Hindu identity. Earlier we had erroneously reported that the troll had deleted his tweets (as they didn’t appear in Twitter search); we thought to give benefit of doubt to even a murderous troll.

This originating account hasn’t yet being suspended for such vitriol as now a days only twitter handles of a particular ideology seem to be getting suspended. And wait there are more tweets where the Bolshevik openly calls for a harm to leaders and institutions.

Extending Mr Karnad’s logic, there is as much to learn from what these Congress people read on Twitter as there is from what they write. Mr Karnad would probably decipher that their personal feed ends up a reminder of the fundamental nature and origins of anti-Hindu bigotry.

As the mainstream media averts its attention from these details, it is the trolls, in this one sense, who reflect the facts. They are the facts, as Mr Karnad would put them.

Further, the heir apparent of Congress, Rahul Gandhi also follows the accounts of Ajay Maken and Priyanka Chaturvedi, thus he too is separated by just 2 degrees from the vile anti-Hindu vitriol of Comrade Nambiar. We are sure Mr Karnad would find this most disturbing.

Apart from this, it is interesting to note that these Congress leaders are just separated by two degrees from major misogynists: They follow a man called Tehseen Poonawala who has been exposed on live TV for being blatantly offensive and misogynistic to Smriti Irani.

The question now is this: Will Mr Karnad do a similar analysis of Rahul Gandhi, his acolytes and the Hindu hating “comrades” they encourage on social media?

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Hemant Bijapurkar
Contributor at OpIndia.com, Wish to write a great trilogy someday!

Related Articles

Trending now

After Turkey President Erdogan says Macron ‘needs treatment’ over attitude to Muslims, Pakistanis trend #boycottfranceproducts on Twitter

Pakistani bots putting their weight behind Turkey president Erdogan's call of 'giving treatment' to French President Macron.

India Today releases a squint eyed statement, pats itself in the back for paying Rs 5 L to the court in TRP manipulation case,...

India Today has released a statement on the current TRP scam and it makes no sense.

“Allah will burn this woman in Hell”, Islamists attack TMC leader Nusrat Jahan for participating in Durga Puja

"You are the descendant of Satan -Evil. Don't you feel any shame for doing such dirty things?" an extremist commented on Nusrat Jahan for participating in Durga Pujo.

Times Now asked to air apology to Rahul Gandhi fangirl Sanjukta Basu for calling her ‘Hindu hater’, “We won”, she tweets

The directive to Times Now comes 19 months after Basu had filed a complaint with the NBSA.

Pakistan: Hindu temple vandalised during Navratri, idol of Hinglaj Mata broken by miscreants in Sindh

While taking cognisance of the despicable incident, the Sindh police have assured that they would nab the miscreants soon for vandalising the Hindu temple.

Recently Popular

‘He supplies drugs and girls’: Estranged wife of Mahesh Bhatt’s nephew Luviena Lodh alleges harassment by nephew-uncle duo

Luviena Lodh said that Mahesh Bhatt is the don of the industry, and he controls everything that goes on in the film industry

France: Charlie Hebdo cartoons projected on government building to express solidarity with deceased teacher who was beheaded by Islamic terrorist

Days after the barbaric beheading of teacher Samuel Paty on the streets of Paris by a terrorist for showing the cartoons of Prophet Mohammad to his students, support continues to pour in for the deceased teacher.

Radio Mirchi RJ finds space with radical preacher Zakir Naik as she waters down terms like ‘Kafir’ and ‘Jihad’

A video featuring Radio Mirchi RJ Sayema is doing rounds on the internet in which she was seen normalising anti-Hindu bigotry by legitimising the usage of radical Islamic terms as 'Kafir' and 'Jihad'.

Faisal Khan says he wants to come out of brother Aamir Khan’s shadow who had earlier called him ‘mentally ill’

Faisal Khan said he will have to break out of his superstar brother's shadow and make his own decisions so that people recognise him as an individual

‘Encounter specialist’ cop facing murder charges and reinstated by Param Bir Singh had joined Shiv Sena

Sachin Vaze, Pradeep Sharma, who were both 'encounter specialist' cops facing murder charges, were close to Mumbai CP Param Bir Singh
- Advertisement -

After Pakistani bots, Pakistani Prime Minister now attacks French President Emmanuel Macron for calling out radical Islam

Pakistan PM Imran Khan said that Muslims react violently to alleged blasphemy because he Prophet lives in their hearts

Kerala: Photographer Dia John depicts Hindu deity as smoking weed, deletes picture after outrage

Kochi-based Mukkootil Bhagavathy temple had filed a complaint against Dia John for hurting Hindu religious sentiments

Twitter user dares India Today to block him for calling it ‘sold out’, India Today obliges

When a netizen called all news channels ‘sold out’ and dared India Today to block him, the media house went ahead and obliged

FIR registered against activist-lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat for cartoon linking rape with Hindu Goddess worship

The FIR has been registered against Deepika Singh Rajawat under sections 505 (b)(2), 294 and 295 A of the Indian Penal Code

In 2007, Lalu Yadav’s two sons, Tej Pratap and Tejashwi were thrashed by people for eve-teasing in Delhi

In 2007, sons of Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav, were found eve-teasing women on New Year's eve

Assam: Congress MLA demands ‘Miya Museum’ for immigrant Bangladeshis, govt rejects saying they don’t have separate culture

"No question of a museum there reflecting other culture and civilization", Himanta Biswa Sarma rejecting Miya Museum demand of Congress MLA

After Turkey President Erdogan says Macron ‘needs treatment’ over attitude to Muslims, Pakistanis trend #boycottfranceproducts on Twitter

Pakistani bots putting their weight behind Turkey president Erdogan's call of 'giving treatment' to French President Macron.

Xitler: Activists campaign to shift the 2022 Winter Olympics away from China, pointing out how Hitler had used the 1936 games to promote himself

Hashtag #MoveTheGames is trending on Twitter to urge organizers to move venue for Winter Olympics 2022 out of China

India Today releases a squint eyed statement, pats itself in the back for paying Rs 5 L to the court in TRP manipulation case,...

India Today has released a statement on the current TRP scam and it makes no sense.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
468,442FollowersFollow
19,200SubscribersSubscribe