After Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity, the ‘liberal’ ecosystem has been getting sleepless nights. From accusing BJP of trying to appropriate Sardar Patel’s legacy to asserting that the money spent on the statue could have been used to feed the hungry, Congress has tried every trick in the book to deride the tribute to one of the greatest leaders India has seen – Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
Now that the criticism is proving to be hollow, Congress seems to think that mocking and making crass comments on the Prime Minister might get their point across. Ahead in the race of making crass comments is Congress’ IT Cell head, Divya Spandana.
She tweeted a photograph of Prime Minister Modi standing besides the feet of the massive Statue of Unity and said “is that bird dropping?”. Divya Spandana was asserting that Prime Minister Modi looked like “bird dropping” standing next to that statue.
Is that bird dropping? pic.twitter.com/63xPuvfvW3
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) 1 November 2018
Her crass comment wasn’t missed by twitterati who called her out.
One Twitter user, Sharanya Shetty, responded to Divya Spandana saying that she was just another member of Rahul Gandhi’s party displaying ‘Congress culture’ and that the abuses hurled towards Prime Minister Modi is despicable.
So intelligent. So funny. Round of applause. Mosquito, scorpion to now bird dropping.. @RahulGandhi ‘s party members repeatedly displaying Congress culture. The name calling and abuses towards @narendramodi is despicable. https://t.co/uGDft1Mb5E
— Maya (@Sharanyashettyy) 1 November 2018
Columnist Ashutosh Muglikar also quipped at the comment by Divya Spandana. He said that wasn’t “bird dropping” but INC’s fortunes dropping to 44.
No that’s INC fortunes dropping to 44 https://t.co/H6mcFmEPdE
— Ashu (@muglikar_) 1 November 2018
Others too didn’t respond to the crass comment by Divya Spandana very kindly.
— Hardik (@Humor_Silly) 1 November 2018
— Mr Sinha (@Gajodhar_07) 1 November 2018
This is not the first time that Divya Spandana has indulged in such behaviour and has faced the ire for her comments. Recently, she had tweeted a photoshopped image of PM Modi with the word “chor” written on his forehead. Later, a case of sedition was filed against her by lawyer Syed Rizwan Ahmed. She has also been named in the chargesheet in the case of a Congress IT Cell member sexually harassing another Congress member. She had compared the RSS to Muslim Brotherhood and shared “news” from a dubious website in order to spread canards about the Rafale deal.
With the 2019 general elections drawing closer, the political mudslinging seems to have just started.