Congress is a party that continues to give. Jokes, that is. Yesterday Congress workers took to streets to protest against withdrawal of SPG cover for the Gandhis. They burnt effigies of PM Modi and HM Amit Shah. The government of India decided to withdraw the SPG cover granted to Gandhi family on November 8, 2019 and accorded then with Z+ security. The move came weeks after SPG protection was removed from another eminent Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
However, for a lot of these ‘protestors’, it was just a picnic as they had no idea what they were protesting against.
Condition of every pidi, pata kuchh nahi hota bad Government ke against likhna. watch till end ???? pic.twitter.com/hWfNpzam2P
— Shash (@pokershash) November 21, 2019
A video of TV9 Bharatvarsh has gone viral on social media where the journalist is asking some Congress workers at the protest site what they are protesting against. The Congress workers are as clueless as Rahul Gandhi was about implications of NYAY scheme.
“Why are you breaking the barricades? Why are you here?” the journalist asked a Congress worker. The Congress worker high on adrenaline screams that he is here because ‘tanashahi’ (dictatorship) will no longer be tolerated. The journalist asks who is enforcing dictatorship. The Congress supporter then says “everyone is doing dictatorship.” In middle of sentence he turns around and goes back to sloganeering.
The persistent journalist then reaches out to him again and asks again who is doing dictatorship. “What is this protest about?” he asks the Congress worker. “We are supposed to stay with our team, we do not know anything,” he says before going back to sloganeering against dictatorship. When probed whether he knows what he is protesting against, since he has come to a protest, he said he does not know what he is protesting against. “We are brought to the rally and we are doing out work,” he says. When asked what does he even know, the Congress worker look around, having forgotten he was to shout slogans.
The journalist then asks another Congress worker who was standing there reportedly breaking barricades what was he there for. Like a deer caught in headlights, he looks around before finally saying he is here for Congress party. He again had no answer on what the protests were for. Soon, other curious Congress workers, fascinated by presence of camera, came forward for their 15 seconds of fame. They also had no clue what the protests were about.
One Congress worker, who was actually protesting over withdrawal of SPG cover for the Gandhis, said how their demands of job creation was not fulfilled and hence they were protesting. Improvising on the spot, he young boy said he is protesting for getting a government job. When the journalist said how he had heard the protests were for security, the protestor instantly agreed yes, security too.
“Whose security?” the journalist asked. “Our security,” came the reply. Again improvising, the clueless protestors said they are protesting for the security of the nation.
In another video that has gone viral, the girls are at least aware that they want the SPG back, but don’t know what SPG means.
Another video… pic.twitter.com/Lb9d4cxsYm
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“We want Rahul Gandhi gets his SPG back,” a young girl tells TV9 Bharatvarsh reporter. When asked what the full-form of SPG is, the clueless supporter looks at the placard she is holding for any hint before shrugging her shoulders. Other girls, too, do not know what SPG stands for. The young girl’s definition of dictatorship is ‘harassing the Gandhi family’.
Another girl says she is protesting because Rahul Gandhi’s ‘CPG’ cover is removed. Later she corrects herself that it is SPG. When the journalist asked her the full-form of SPG, a bunch of very excited Congress supporters burst into the frame shouting “Modi media murdabad”.