The grand old party today announced that it will hold an all-party protest rally on December 1 at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on issues of ‘economic slowdown and agrarian crisis’. This is the third such ‘protest rally’ announced by Congress since September.
Congress leader KC Venugopal: We will organise massive agitation across the country from 15-25 October on the issue of economic slowdown. pic.twitter.com/NwQlVM48RN
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2019
In September, Congress had announced a country-wide agitation from 15th to 25th October on these issues. That, too, was announced a month in advance. Amusingly, even without the hard work of protests, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi was off vacationing at mysterious foreign location after the October protest days flew by.
Then, in October, before the last date of planned protests, i.e. 25th October, expired, Congress announced fresh dates of protests against ‘economic slowdown’.
Congress will hold a protest across the country from the first week of November, against Central Government over economic situation. pic.twitter.com/mD1PQGilhm
— ANI (@ANI) October 22, 2019
On 22nd October, Congress said they’d protest across the country in first week of November. Congress had announced that starting from 5th to 15th November, the party will hold protests across the country and a rally in Delhi. These protests were also for ‘rising unemployment’, ‘sinking economy’ and ‘farmer distress’.
As 5th November flew by, Congress woke up and realised they missed yet another deadline. So on 6th November, they announced new dates of protests, this time, a combined protest with other parties.
Delhi: Congress to hold a rally at Ramlila Maidan on 1st December along with other parties on the issues of economic slowdown and agrarian crisis. pic.twitter.com/ySa1sQOzMb
— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2019
Not too surprisingly, the joke wasn’t lost on netizens who took this opportunity to mock Congress for being a bigger joke than the party’s former President himself.
What’s the big hurry. Atleast wait till new year. https://t.co/CYIkfBOiK0
— KaptanHindustan (@GautamTrivedi_) November 6, 2019
Congress also got mocked at for being the ‘laziest opposition’.
Hahaha 2-3 months se inka protest hi final nahin ho paa raha hai. Laziest opposition ?? https://t.co/y48ab1rRRT
— A.K (@HaddHaiYaar) November 6, 2019
Kya opposition hai? Tumse na ho paayega.
Sept, then Oct, then Nov and now Dec. https://t.co/lJkbKkNlmI
— Amit Dahal (@AmitDahal) November 6, 2019
Netizens even questioned whatever happened to these earlier protests.
दिवाली के आस पास एक सप्ताह के प्रदर्शन करने वाले थे उसका क्या हुआ? https://t.co/0Mvcsb1nXf
— जगदीश भाटिया ?? (@jagdish) November 6, 2019
Yeh log 1-1 mahine ka notice toh aise dete hai jaise ghar me sagai ka function organise karna ho aur arrangements me itna waqt lag jayega ?? https://t.co/vi5P5Je77Y
— Neytiri (@runjhunmehrotra) November 6, 2019
In a new low, even Aam Aadmi Party trolls, who are even bigger joke than ex-Congress President, were mocking Congress.
BC, two months se date decide nahi kar paa rahe hai protest ki
— Kapil (@kapsology) November 6, 2019
What will happen on 2nd December? Watch this space as Congress turns protests into new year party in 2020.