The poor man’s Barkha Dutt strikes again! Nidhi Razdan is famous for conducting entire debates on fake news and getting called out on social media. Today, Nidhi tried to peddle a fresh narrative. A storm has been brewing over former President and lifelong Congress-man Pranab Mukherjee attending an event by the RSS. Many including his daughter have expressed shock at his move.
Nidhi Razdan too jumped in to offer her two cents. Nidhi claimed that RSS and its supporters are defending Mukherjee’s acceptance by saying that although the two might be ideological adversaries, they should engage with each other in a democracy. Hence, Nidhi taunted the RSS that they too should “embrace those who are ideologically different from them”
Today the RSS and it’s supporters say Pranab Mukherjee’s speech is an important symbol of engagement in a democracy. They would do well to follow their own advice. So one hopes that the RSS too will embrace those who are ideologically different from them
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) June 7, 2018
Thus, Pranab Mukherjee was described as the one who has large-heartedly accepted the invite of an ideological adversary, in typical liberal fashion. But social media users saw through this entirely illogical argument.
It was the RSS which had initiated this move and invited Mukherjee, thus showing their readiness to “embrace those who are ideologically different from them”. Mukherjee had only reciprocated this with an acceptance. Hence, lecturing RSS on the virtues of liberalism is entirely foolish. Many on social media pointed out this hole in Nidhi’s logic:
Er..RSS is the one who invited him in the first place know? https://t.co/j7JMLEMxn7
— ??Karthiga? (@fireboltt) June 7, 2018
— Kushagra Goswami (@Benamrakshas) June 7, 2018
Others also advised Nidhi to now be inclusive like the RSS and in turn visit a shakha!
— Raghav Awasthi (@raghav355) June 7, 2018
Err.. They have always been open to dialogue and @CitiznMukherjee being invited is an example of the same. It is those on the other side that treat it like an untouchable..how many times in your entire career have you visited a shaka n reported truthfully on the same? https://t.co/Gq9gYNohFY
— Maya (@Sharanyashettyy) June 7, 2018
If Nidhi was truly sensible in her talks, she should have chided the Congress, for its patently illiberal stance. Instead, Nidhi Retweeted a tweet which showed how the official handle of Congress, had now snidely attacked Mukherjee, a former President and one of the tallest leaders of Congress:
Can we put this down to idiocy in not realising the irony in her own logic? or a deliberate attempt to portray Mukherjee as the liberal and RSS as the intolerant?