A pro-Congress Facebook page named ‘Bhashan Ya Rashan’ was caught spreading a fake image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, running as a sponsored post on Facebook.
— Shashank (@pokershash) February 21, 2019
The said ad, which contained a Photoshopped image of PM Modi from the flagging off of a passenger train in Assam from December last year, was also run in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The caption reads, “aa gaye na apni asliyat pe, bhakto, mar jao ab kahin jaake (finally you show your true colours, Bhakts, go die somewhere)”. It shows PM Modi waving a flag which resembles Pakistan’s flag. As can be seen above, the ad was run in Bangladesh as well, as audience breakdown shows that people from Dhaka division and other parts of Bangladesh also viewed it.
The image was actually of Prime Minister Modi flagging off a passneger train in Assam.
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) December 25, 2018
That’s not all, the pro-Congress Facebook page is currently also running anti-Modi ads in Pakistan and Bangladesh along with India.
The page regularly posts pro-Congress and anti-Modi posts.
Earlier, Congress’ official Facebook account was also caught running a ‘Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao‘ Facebook campaign in Pakistan. Prior to that, too, Congress has indulged in undermining Indian elected Prime Minister in Pakistan for its own petty political gains. Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had also gone to Pakistan and asserted exactly the same thing that the Facebook ad said. Aiyar had asserted in Pakistan that Pakistan should help Congress party dislodge PM Modi and install Congress back in the seat of power.
Congress’ soft approach towards Pakistan is not new. Recently, following the Pulwama terror attack which claimed lives of over 40 soldiers, echoing Pakistan’s words, Congress referred to the terrorist as ‘home-grown so-called terrorist’. This, when Jaish-e-Mohammad, a terror organisation nourishing and flourishing on Pakistan’s soil has claimed responsibility of the attack. Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, too, gave a clean chit to Pakistan by saying that ‘terrorism has no country‘. In fact, Congress supporters are so keen to absolve Pakistan of the responsibility that they are even floating theories that Pulwama terror attack was an inside job carried out on behest of PM Modi (with help of Jaish-e-Mohammad, the very terror organisation which wants him dead).