The Congress party has landed itself in a controversy after its Chhattisgarh state unit tweeted a wrong picture of India’s map with part of Kashmir being absent from it. The Bharat Janata Party (BJP) workers slammed the Congress and lodged a complaint against the Congress for posting wrong pictures.
According to the reports, the tweet was posted from the official handle of Chhattisgarh Congress Pradesh Committee on Sunday. The tweet which was intended to criticize the incumbent BJP Chief Minister Raman Singh over deteriorating law and order situation and women safety in the state, but ended up in offending the citizens of the country.
— BJP Chhattisgarh (@BJP4CGState) October 14, 2018
The police officials of the Civil Line police station confirmed about the BJP’s complaint against the Congress for sharing a wrong map of the country. After the incident, BJP attacked the Congress dubbing it, ‘Pakistan Congress Committee’.
“A case has been registered under certain sections of cybercrime. An investigation has been initiated in the matter,” said SHO Yadumani Sidar of the Civil Lines police station where the case was registered.
The BJP workers accused the Congress, said such incidents proves the mentality of the Congress and their intention to break the unity of India.
Jayavardhan Birsa of Chhattisgarh Congress reacted to his party’s blunder, said, “There was a printing mistake in the picture that happened while it was being compressed. An apology was rendered and the picture was immediately removed because the Congress stands for the integrity of the nation.”
The Elections to the state of Chattisgarh will be held in two phases on November 12 and 20, counting will be done on December 11. Both Congress and the BJP are fighting to secure victory in these state elections ahead of the crucial 2019 general elections. The BJP, under the leadership of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, is eyeing for a fourth term in the state.