Congress is leaving no stone unturned to cash on the new found Hindu identity of the Gandhi family just a couple of weeks ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. After posters portraying Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the incarnation of Lord Shiva and a descendant of Parshuram emerged during 2017 Gujarat election campaign, now posters of Rahul Gandhi’s sister and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have surfaced in Ayodhya declaring her a Ram Bhakt.
The posters have been put up across the city of Ayodhya to welcome Priyanka Gandhi to the city. This comes days after Rahul Gandhi was depicted as Lord Ram in posters by party workers in Bihar.
Both Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have been visiting Hindu temples and offering prayers as part of their election campaign. The party had used its soft Hindutva politics during the Assembly elections last year as well. From claiming the existence of Brahmin Samaj’s DNA in Congress’ blood to promising Gaushalas, Congress used every trick in the book to impress the Hindu voter.
Last month Congress workers had erected hoardings depicting Rahul Gandhi as Lord Ram and PM Modi as Ravana in Madhya Pradesh. The hoardings had the slogan of Chowkidar he chor hai printed on it. In another poster seen in Patna, Rahul Gandhi was shown as Lord Shiva, Priyanka Vadra as Goddess Durga and Narendra Modi as Mahishasura. It is interesting to see how the leaders of a party that had once called Lord Ram a myth, are desperately trying to prove their bhakti for Lord Ram clearly in an attempt to woo the Hindu voter.