Congress President Rahul Gandhi today was his benevolent, wise self on Twitter. He personified Congress and shared a tweet claiming his greatness.
I stand with the last person in the line. The exploited, marginalised and the persecuted. Their religion, caste or beliefs matter little to me.
I seek out those in pain and embrace them. I erase hatred and fear.
I love all living beings.
I am the Congress.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 17, 2018
Soon his supporters and Congress leaders started trending the hashtag #IAmCongress. No doubt it was a pre-planned social media propaganda as within no time most Congress leaders active on social media and its social media heads were trending the hashtag.
Soon though, the hashtag became a popular trend on Twitter, but not something that Congress and its supporters would have liked to see. Many Twitter users started recollecting Congress’ deeds over the years.
Congress is the party that helped Warren Anderson leave India after the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
I helped Warren Anderson, the killer of 16000 people escape India. I led the massacre of 8000 Sikhs. I imposed Emergency and trampled the basic rights of citizens. #IAmCongress
— Spaminder Bharti (@attomeybharti) July 17, 2018
Congress imposed the emergency and later coined the term Hindu Terror to whitewash crimes of Islamist jihadis.
I murdered democracy, I put entire opposition in jail, I changed constitution, I changed laws retrospectively to save myself from jail, I jailed artists who were critical of me, I invented the term “Hindu terror” and falsely implicated people just to monkey balance #IAmCongress
— Sambit Nayak (@sambitlnt) July 17, 2018
Congress PM Nehru gave a Bharat Ratna to himself.
I have given Bharat Ratnas to myself
I have ensured Dr BR Ambedkar won’t get into Parliament
I had denied Bharat Ratna to many who deserved
I have ignored entire North East growth
I had imposed emergency when Indian didnt listen me
I have delivered 900+ scams#IAmCongress
— AskTamal (@AskTamal) July 17, 2018
I lie to you on Scams
I lie to you on my Gandhi Surname
I lie to you on my Hindu lineage
I lie to you on riots
I lie to you on having MMS as PM
I lie to you on Development
I lie to you on Kashmir, Punjab Terror and LTTE
I lie to you on Bhopal Gas
Yes –> #IAmCongress
— Truth Prevails ॐ (@Anurag4Bharat) July 17, 2018
With hundreds of reactions pouring in, the PR stunt seems to have backfired. Congress has played bizarre stunts on social media earlier when things did not work out in their favour. It ran a Twitter poll and attempted to ‘win’ it by blocking users en masse. The official Congress handle of @INCIndia is known for frequent goof-ups and shares the fake news. Its IT cell head Divya Spandana was reportedly seen asking workers create multiple accounts and it is believed most of Rahul Gandhi’s followers are bots.