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Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill normalises casteism through ‘joke’, deletes tweet after getting called out by netizens

Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill has not yet apologised for the casual casteism.

In yet another ‘egg on the face moment’, Congress spokesperson, Jaiveer Shergill, on Sunday, used his official Twitter account to throw a joke with casteist slur in it. In the tweet, he shared an image with a joke written on it and wrote, “The three top driving rules in our Punjab (many of us can relate to it)!!” The joke used the word, ‘kan**r’ which is highly derogatory and often used as a slur for those who belong to Schedule Caste.

Jaiveer Shergill’s tweet

Almost immediately, netizens called out to his blunder and questioned him for sharing such a joke. One user said that nothing better could be expected from Congress leaders. In contrast, other users called him out for sharing a castist joke casually without considering his position as Supreme Court lawyer or spokesperson of a national political party.

Shergill later deleted the tweet, but he did not post any apology for using a casteist slur.

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