Congress President Rahul Gandhi somewhat looked like making a fool of himself in Singapore, while having a panel discussion at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy on Thursday. Apart from making odd statements about connecting all MRI machines, he was also seen counter questioning the audience to possibly try and avoid answering them. Since the panel interview also involved the audience interacting with Rahul, it saw some of the attendees asking tough questions to the Congress President, which of all people, angered controversial journalist Sagarika Ghose.
The person in question Prasenjit K. Basu posed a question to Rahul asking him why did India’s per capita income grow slower as compared to the world when “his family” was in power. He followed it up by asking why did the per capita income see a much faster growth soon after Rahul’s family relinquished the Prime Ministerial position of the country.
A video of the exchange was tweeted by netizen Vivek Shetty:
Please don’t ask such difficult questions to Rahul Ji, Watch When Rahul Gandhi could not answer what his family’s contribution to India is !! pic.twitter.com/x54nJpJyfJ
— Vivek Shetty (@vivekshettym) March 8, 2018
As seen above, rather than properly answering the question, Rahul proceeded to ask a condescending counter question. When Mr Basu later schooled Rahul on economic principles, it was met with an uneasy attempt on part of the dynast to come up with an answer.
Later the official Twitter account of the Congress party decided to put out an edited video to cut short Mr Basu and Rahul’s exchange to possibly mitigate the embarrassment of their leader. This was strongly objected to by Mr. Basu, who even threatened legal action for the same.
With Rahul’s gaffes going viral on social media, a spokesperson for the party too decided to start damage control by predictably taking refuge under the garb of liberalism:
Watch this everyone, and you will know the difference between @OfficeOfRG and @narendramodi . RG’s extraordinary decency and liberal values shine through brilliantly. A true leader. Very proud of you, Congress President. Share, RT. https://t.co/PA8kZtgBlR
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) March 8, 2018
Even though Sanjay Jha had merely sung Rahul Gandhi’s praises, Sagarika Ghose decided to use it as a plank to launch an abusive, elitist and anti-Hindu tirade against Mr Basu:
Without @OfficeOfRG ‘s great grandfather @PrasenjitKBasu wouldn’t be in Singapore, wouldn’t speak English, wouldn’t have written a book in English, instead would be a cow dung trader busily drinking cow urine and puzzling over ten headed demons riding flying chariots https://t.co/OWWMrOQ90E
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) March 9, 2018
Such an act of Sagarika which also involved deriding the Hindu epic Ramayana, predictably drew out reactions from people:
She calls others bhakt. Irony of our time https://t.co/HVF2beovoz
— Sambit Nayak (@sambitlnt) March 9, 2018
Your over the top obsequiousness and condescension still doesn’t answer @PrasenjitKBasu’s question on low growth in per capita income under Nehru in those times, when we had a low base. Or maybe you do not have an answer other than sycophancy https://t.co/kuDt65lQNS
— Masakadzas (@Nesenag) March 9, 2018
The condescending tone of your tweet that if Nehru didn’t exist then the rest of the population were dumb not to chart their own future and make the right decisions is surprising, the world doesn’t revolve around the Congress
— Arjun Sethi (@Roguelost) March 9, 2018
— Sudhakar Rao (@sudhakar10) March 9, 2018
And How they use Cow, Gaumutra and other symbols of Hindu Faith as insults.. Pure Hindu Hatred.. Have you ever see them mocking symbols of other faith??
— Ekita (@LostByWaves) March 9, 2018
Such a slave like response by Ms Ghose might shed the light on the operating procedure of the so-called neutral journalists, who are seen going to extreme extents in a bid to maintain their and their “master’s” hegemony, all under the garb of neutrality, liberalism and political correctness. But when such tactics don’t work, they are seen shedding their masks and exposing their deep contempt for the Hindu culture and the beliefs of the masses.