Yesterday we had reported how the IT Cell of the Congress was involved in a gaffe of sorts because of a poll it had run via its Twitter account:
The poll, a part of its #KnowYourLegacy segment features general knowledge question on Congress leaders. This though was soon deleted by the party after it realised that it had been turned into a joke by people who voted for “Donkey” in large numbers. The people as a result had a good time poking fun on the party for its antics.
Now 24 hours later, in a huge amazement to many the Congress tweeted the same poll with the exact same options as if nothing had happened:
Incidentally the Congress even pinned this poll to its timeline for further reach and this time the “Donkey” was again predictably emerging as the clear winner. The wordings of the text were slightly different but the IT cell decided to keep the same options intact which were the main problem to begin with.
The people as a result were left flabbergasted:
— Shefali Vaidya (@ShefVaidya) September 4, 2017
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once?
Same poll up again even after overwhelming response for choosing ‘donkey’? Lol
— Amrita Bhinder (@amritabhinder) September 4, 2017
People who answered Yak last time are also answering Donkey this time
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) September 4, 2017
Even the Social Media head of the AAP who himself has been a part of controversies, decided to take pot shots at the Congress:
Dear Congies, you may delete and reword it 50 times but answer will remain the same. https://t.co/qZvi8Nn6El
— Ankit Lal (@AnkitLal) September 4, 2017
The Social Media coordinator of the Congress as a possible response made personal attacks against those ridiculing the poll:
Bhakts just at it to manipulate poll reflecting their discrimination against an animal. Wow! They really are jobless. ???https://t.co/hO95ZN7MG1
— Hasiba (@HasibaAmin) September 4, 2017
The poll though would have been completely innocuous had they just replaced “donkey” with “mule” which doesn’t receive the same amount of ridicule as the former, but its not yet clear as to why they didn’t do so. Also the poll was not yet deleted at the time of the publication of the report.