Days after members of Youth Congress attacked journalist Arnab Goswami over his questioning of party interim president Sonia Gandhi on the Palghar incident, the Youth Congress on Friday displayed devotion for Sonia Gandhi by tweeting an infographic that stated ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam (Mother, we salute you)’.
The tweet by Youth Congress hailing and saluting Sonia Gandhi was not received well by the netizens. The use of revered slogans like ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’ to refer Sonia Gandhi as ‘Mother’ by the Congress workers created a furore on social media platforms on Friday.
Social media users thrashed Youth Congress for its fawning words on Sonia Gandhi. Netizens said that the sycophancy shown towards pleasing Sonia Gandhi was one of the reasons why they do not vote for the Congress party.
Why I won’t ever vote for this party to rule my country.— A La Vile De Satara (@AdvancedMaushi) April 24, 2020
Reason #101 https://t.co/KFjPU60Xnx
Reason why BJP will be in power for don’t know how much long time…. https://t.co/FF5YjGn55v— Rajmani Rajan (@rajmanirajan3) April 24, 2020
Another user asked whether Sonia being the ‘mother’ of the country was official in the country now.
So is it official now?— Neeraja (@thegeminian_) April 23, 2020
Sonia is India, India is Sonia? https://t.co/iloPvFV1hr
In Maa Tujhe Salaam, Maa equated with Mother India. No hard feelings, ye kuch jyada ho gaya. Is she equivalent of India now that you put her over the tricolour & call Maa? Glad that they haven’t replaced saffron with red, lest different country ka flag ban jata. Lel#Congress https://t.co/ahHJVArrnr— Nishant Nihar (@nishant_nihar) April 24, 2020
These morons from Congress deserve to be where they are right now.— Vaibhav Vishal (@ofnosurnamefame) April 23, 2020
Youth Congress’ attack on Arnab Goswami
In a shocking incident, Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was attacked by two goons in the wee hours of the night.
In the intervening night of 22nd and 23rd April, Arnab Goswami and his wife were driving back home when two bike-borne assailants attacked their car. According to Republic TV, the goons confessed that they were from Youth Congress and the attack took place only 500 meters away from Goswami’s residence.
Following the horrific attack on him, Republic TV’s Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami released a video narrated the incident.
Narrating the incident, Arnab Goswami said that he and his wife were driving back to their residence around 12.15 AM at Ganpatrao Kadam Marg when two bike-borne attacked him. Arnab added that his security detail later informed him that the attackers belonged to Youth Congress workers, who confessed that they were given instructions by their higher-ups to carry out the attack.
In a video released after the attack, Arnab went on to hold Sonia Gandhi personally responsible for the attack while asserting that neither him or his network will be cowed down by the attack.
“I will hold you personally responsible for any consequences and any attack on me. If anything ever happens to me, it is Sonia Gandhi and Vadra family, who cannot take my questions, are responsible,” had added Arnab Goswami.