In what appeared as a staged interaction with Delhi University students, Congress President Rahul Gandhi pulled off yet another gaffe when he addressed the Delhi Youth Congress General Secretary Kapil Sharma as “Miss Kapil” while answering a question raised by him.
Rahul Gandhi was at the JLN stadium to interact with the Delhi University students. However, the questions asked by some of the students appeared scripted. As can be seen in the video, students were not allowed to ask questions of Rahul Gandhi at their will. The questions were already submitted to the organisers who then scrutinised them to be answered by the Congress President.
This raises suspicion as the organisers had full authority to edit and omit questions that appeared critical to Congress agenda or were uncomfortable for their President to elucidate.
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As one Kapil Sharma’s name was announced, Rahul asked him to wave his hand to locate him among the students and addressed him as ‘Miss Kapil’. A quick glance at the profile of Kapil Sharma suggests that he is actively involved in politics and is an avowed Congress supporter. He is none other than a Delhi Congress worker who is the current General Secretary of the Delhi Youth Congress. His question only exhibited his ‘pliant’ disposition in favour of Congress.
Rahul Gandhi has been repeatedly lying with impunity in his press conferences and public interactions. Interaction with the students of DU was no different. In fact, one of the reasons, he is emboldened to incessantly lie is his firm belief that the questions that will be hurled at him will have already gone through extreme vetting and sanitisation by the Congress ecosystem that is desperately longing for a Congress regime.
Even on some rare occasions when he is being asked tough questions to prove his outlandish claims, Rahul Gandhi has either disparaged the media by calling them ‘pliant’ or simply deflected the question by indulging into rhetorics.
The latest interaction with the Delhi University students brings to light how Rahul Gandhi and Congress has been managing their public relations to cast aspersions on Modi government. Recently, Rahul Gandhi and Congress’ also ran a smear campaign against PM Modi regarding PM attending a Discovery channel shoot post Pulwama attack. All the claims made by Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi were debunked as false.
As the elections are approaching, one can expect a flurry of such smear campaigns against the Modi government along with increasing number of Congress workers posing as ‘independent concerned individual’ asking pliant questions to reinforce their President’s narrative.