Allahabad Congress leader Haseeb Ahmed, who was expelled from the party for chanting ‘Har Har Mahadev’ and ‘Bam Bam Bole’ which caused embarrassment to party president ‘Shiv Bhakt’ Rahul Gandhi, has now accused another Congress leader of having links with the Maoists and ISIS.
When Rahul ji came to Allahabad we chanted ‘bum bum bhole’&’har har mahadev’, he greeted us. Later we come to know Allahabad district Congress leader Anil Dwivedi did not like these chants& he suspended us.Seems Dwivedi is linked to Maoists or ISIS: Haseeb Ahmed,Congress worker pic.twitter.com/7tzoUgiRZN
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 2, 2018
According to Haseeb, Allahabad district Congress leader Anil Dwivedi didn’t like the chants and hence got the three Congress leaders suspended. He then accused Dwivedi of having links to Maoists and ISIS.
As per reports, 3 Congress leaders, namely Pradesh Congress Committee general secretary Mukund Tiwari, Youth Congress Pradesh secretary Haseeb Ahmed and former general secretary of youth congress Jitendra Tiwari were suspended from the party for shouting ‘Har Har Mahadev’ and ‘Bam Bam Bhole’ as their ‘activities’ made ‘Shiv Bhakt‘ Rahul Gandhi ‘uncomfortable’.
Anil Dwivedi, a district president in Congress party has informed that the three persons had ignored ‘party discipline’ and Rahul Gandhi’s security while chanting the slogans and hence they have been expelled.
Haseeb Ahmed has earlier been in news for depicting Rahul Gandhi as Shri Krishna protecting Renuka Chowdhury’s honour and BJP leaders including the Prime Minister as Kauravas as a recreation of the famous episode from the Mahabharata when the Kauravas attempted to disrobe Draupadi.
He had also got creative with posters in a bid to urge Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi to take over the reigns and join the politics actively.
On an earlier ocassion, he had also claimed Rahul Gandhi is Parshuram’s descendant.
He had also extended his support to Tejashwi and Tej Pratap Yadav after Nitish Kumar broke alliance with RJD in Bihar.
While the Congress is trying its best to toe the soft Hindutva line ahead of upcoming elections, it comes as a surprise that after proclaiming Rahul Gandhi as a ‘janeu dhaari shiv bhakt’, the Congress party would expel a leader fo merely chanting ‘Har Har Mahadev’.
Congress has repeatedly played the caste card during elections too. Recently, the party had also proclaimed that Rahul Gandhi has “Brahmin DNA”.
It would seem like for the Congress party, religion is merely a tool of election propaganda while caste is a knife to divide the Hindus with. Just like Lingayats were used during the Karnataka elections by giving them a minority religion status, Congress now seems to be using the Brahmin Shiv Bhakt card, while getting offended at the chants of Har Har Mahadev, just to divide the community and score election brownie points.