While Congress leaders and supporters have not held back expressing their disappointment over Jyotiraditya Scindia quitting the Grand Old Party to join the BJP, Madhya Pradesh Congress state unit is still not over. Like a jilted psychotic lover, the party’s official social media account has been constantly sly-tweeting and also giving out what seems like veiled death threats.
In a now-deleted tweet, Madhya Pradesh Congress account juxtaposed images of the family from Burari which died under mysterious circumstances in July 2018 with that of Jyotiraditya Scindia joining the BJP.
Oh God, Congress social media game has somehow gotten worse than the days of Divya Spandana… FFS what is this, how can a serious political player tweet this? Only Donald Trump can get away with this shit online, and Kamal Nath sweety, you ain’t no Trump. pic.twitter.com/yKxYF7BrE7— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) March 11, 2020
In the tweet, MP Congress compared Scindia’s joining the BJP as ‘Burari-like incident’. “To obtain moksha, 11 members of family in Burari committed suicide. In hope of better future, Jyotiraditya Scindia joined the BJP. Both the unfortunate incidents will have same fate,” MP Congress said. It is imperative to mention here that Jyotiraditya Scindia’s father, Madhavrao Scindia, who was sidelined for party presidentship to let Sonia Gandhi take reins, died in 2001 in a mysterious aircraft crash.
Earlier in the day, MP Congress had listed out a number of posts the party had given to Scindia and questioned him on quitting the party and going to Modi and Shah.
सिंधिया जी की 18 साल की राजनीति में कांग्रेस ने :— MP Congress (@INCMP) March 11, 2020
– 17 साल सांसद बनाया
– 2 बार केंद्रीय मंत्री बनाया
– मुख्य सचेतक बनाया
– राष्ट्रीय महासचिव बनाया
– यूपी का प्रभारी बनाया
– कार्यसमिति सदस्य बनाया
– चुनाव अभियान प्रमुख बनाया
– 50+ टिकट, 9 मंत्री दिये
फिर भी मोदी-शाह की शरण में ? pic.twitter.com/bABGfFuYc5
One could almost imagine Bollywood rich ‘maalik’ getting angry at their ‘naukar’ and calling him ‘ehsaan faramosh’ at the end of the above rant. Congress conveniently skipped the part where Scindia was sidelined to make way for Kamal Nath as MP Chief Minister and that he was later made General Secretary in UP (West) where Congress has hardly any presence.
सिंधिया ग़ज़ब हैं-— MP Congress (@INCMP) March 11, 2020
किसानों के न्याय के लिये,
—मिल गये हत्यारों के साथ
भ्रष्टाचार मिटाने के लिये,
—व्यापम और ई-टेंडर वालों के साथ
रोज़गार दिलाने के लिये,
—रोजगार छीनने वालों के साथ
सम्मान पाने के लिये,
—देश जलाने वालों के साथ गये..!
माफ करो शिवराज,
अब तुम्हारे नेता महाराज। pic.twitter.com/8ZtnOolNQd
Upping its ante, MP Congress then resorted to melancholic poetry. Within minutes of this sad, grief-stricken poetry, Congress chose to let Scindia know that his fate might be similar to that of the Burari family. For the uninitiated, in July 2018, 11 members of the same family were found dead mysteriously. While some believe they died while carrying out a ‘ritual’ to attain ‘moksha’, some family members believe foul play.
Later, MP Congress reminded how ‘Maharaj’, as Scindia is called fondly because of his royal lineage, was living with respect in Congress but will now be a ‘chowkidar’.
महाराज बने चौकीदार:— MP Congress (@INCMP) March 11, 2020
कांग्रेस में महाराज के अभिमान में जीने वाले अब चौकीदार की बिरादरी में शामिल होकर फक्र महसूस कर रहे हैं।
वैसे ! शोर तो था कि मोदी जी और अमित शाह सदस्यता दिलायेंगे, पर नसीब में आये नड्डा और बीडी शर्मा।
—मतलब पहले ही दिन अपमान का घूँट..?
आगे-आगे देखते जाईये। pic.twitter.com/6kIkUQGrqw
Ahead of 2019 General Elections, the then Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in a volley of attack on PM Modi over the Rafale deal would chant ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ (the guard is the thief). However, unperturbed by the attack, PM Modi made it into his campaign and insisted he is a Chowkidar and thousands of people joined him in his campaign, calling themselves one too. Taking a dig at the same, MP Congress taunted Scindia that the ‘Maharaj is now a Chowkidar’.
“The one who lived with pride as a Maharaj in Congress is now happy joining the ranks of a chowkidar. While there was noise that Modi or Shah will join him when he becomes a party member but it was only Nadda and VD Sharma who welcomed you,” MP Congress tweeted. JP Nadda is BJP National President while Sharma is a BJP MP representing Khajuraho constituency.
Even later in the night, MP Congress put out an ironic tweet.
समर्थक बनो,— MP Congress (@INCMP) March 11, 2020
भक्त या गुलाम नहीं..!
MP Congress suggested that one should be a supporter, not a ‘bhakt’ or a ‘slave’. Do note that Congress leaders have constantly maintained that only Rahul Gandhi is good enough to be the party president. This despite the fact that the party has faced humiliating defeat in 2019 general elections under him and it now struggling for relevance. The irony of Congress dishing out gyaan on ‘ghulami’ is staggering.
Continuing the rant on Thursday as well, three days after Scindia very politely bid his goodbye to the party he was with for 18 years, MP Congress taunted him that neither PM Modi nor HM Amit Shah have tweeted to welcome him to the BJP.
नरेंद्र मोदी जी या अमित शाह जी द्वारा सिंधिया जी के स्वागत में एक ट्वीट तक नहीं..!— MP Congress (@INCMP) March 12, 2020
—कम से कम इतनी जल्दी तो ऐसा मत करो !
अभी तो 24 घंटे भी नहीं हुये और आप लोगों ने अपमानित करना शुरू भी कर दिया..!
महाराज हैं ! वही महाराज जिनके इतिहास का ज़िक्र शिवराज जी खूब करते हैं। pic.twitter.com/nGM64j0dV5
“Modi/Shah ji, please do not be in such a hurry! It has not even been 24 hours and you people have started insulting him. Maharaj, the same Maharaj whose family history even Shivraj ji talks about,” MP Congress tweeted. It is imperative to mention that before Scindia made his resignation to Sonia Gandhi public, he had met the Prime Minister at his residence along with Home Minister Amit Shah.
Perhaps now is the good time for Congress to rise above its pettiness and move on with whatever dignity that is left.