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Congress leader Harish Rawat shares Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s picture while paying respect to Gopal Krishna Gokhale

It will be advisable that the Congress leaders do a bit of their homework before coming out with such bloopers on public platforms, only to make a joke of themselves

Congress leader, five-time Member of Parliament and former Uttrakhand Chief Minister, Harish Chandra Singh Rawat took to Twitter, to send out a heartfelt message on the 153rd birth anniversary of the freedom fighter and social reformer Gopal Krishna Gokhale.

Rawat in his tweet paid his tribute to Gokhale expressing his gratitude for the liberal reformer, the great freedom fighter, a philosopher, and a mentor to Mahatma Gandhi. But shockingly, Rawat used the picture of Bal Gangadhar Tilak instead of Gopal Krishna Gokhale.

Tweet by Harish Rawat, now deleted

It is appalling for a Congress veteran to be as careless as this. Harish Rawat, not only exhibited his callousness but also threw light on Congress leaders obliviousness to Indian history.

Apart from being a “Liberal Reformer” who primarily promoted India’s independence from the British Empire, Gopal Krishna Gokhale was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress itself. Therefore, for a senior Congress leader to make such a blunder only goes on to prove that Congress is not only unacquainted with India’ history but are also equally oblivious to its own past.

Being one of the oldest national political party’s of India, it is a shame that its party leaders are not only unacquainted with Indian history but are equally oblivious to their party’s history.

Nevertheless, the alert Twitter users were quick to jeer the Congress leader for his ignorance.

Gopal Krishna Gokhale (left), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (right)

Both Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Bal Gangadhar Tilak had played pivotal roles in getting India its independence. While Gopal Krishna Gokhale, a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and founder of the Servants of India Society was considered one of the founding social and political leaders during the Indian Independence Movement, Bal Gangadhar Tilak an independent activist was the first leader of the Indian Independence Movement.

Meanwhile, it will be advisable that the Congress leaders do a bit of their homework before coming out with such bloopers on public platforms, only to make a joke of themselves.

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