Perhaps the biggest bane afflicting the Congress party is not the leadership crisis in its ranks but a raft of low-IQ sycophant supporters that form a loyal support base of the party. To a great extent, these half-witted supporters, and their leaders who complement them with their equally low-IQ, are the reason why Congress has been reduced to an inconsequential political party from once being a force to reckon with.
Recently, one such low-IQ Congress supporter who goes by the name Nikhil J Alwa, who was accused of sexual harassment and reportedly takes care of Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter handle, took to Twitter to mount an attack against OpIndia. However, in doing so, he exposed his own stupidity and embarrassed himself.
In a Twitter post, Alwa sounded a fake news alert while sharing a picture of a Whatsapp forward that contained a link to a News18 article talking about India’s management of the COVID crisis. Beneath the link, another message read that the article is written by one ‘Abhijit Banerjee’ from IISC. Alwa shared another picture in his tweet, which carried the details of author Abhishek Banerjee who had authored the article in question, who is also an OpIndia author.
Based on Whatsapp forward, Alva foolishly sounded fake news alert, alleging that the article was not written by Abhijit Banerjee but by Abhishek Banerjee.
“Fake News Alert! An article purportedly written by Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee, twisting data to show India is managing the Covid crisis well, is written by PooP India columnist, Abhishek Banerjee & NOT the Nobel Prize-winning economist. BJP IT Cell working overtime,” he tweeted.
The WhatsApp messaged shared by Nikhil Alva actually had an article written by Abhishek Banerjee, an author who also writes at OpIndia.com, however, the accompanying message read that it was an article by Abhijit Banerjee. Alva, being a Congress supporter, which essentially means being weak in comprehension skills, shared that forward with a snapshot of Abhishek Banerjee’s OpIndia author profile claiming that the News18 article was ‘purportedly written by Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee’.
Instead of correcting the misguided person on Whatsapp who might have mistaken Abhishek for Abhijit, Alva took to Twitter to accuse OpIndia of publishing fake news. Even incorrect Whatsapp forwards by private individuals are now being attributed to OpIndia. This is yet another instance that illustrates how logic and rationality continues to elude Congress supporters.
When Saket Gokhale, whose IQ is probably lower than the freezing point of water, saw Alva giving him a tough competition for the title of being the most foolish Congress supporter, he took his stupidity quotient several notches higher by blindly attacking OpIndia without bothering to check if Alva’s claims add up.
“OpIndia is now down to writing fake bylines of Nobel Laureates claiming it as “satire”,” the Congress supporter tweeted.
First things first, the News18 article was not a satire, as claimed by Gokhale in his tweet. And neither was the article attributed to Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee. The byline mentions Abhishek Banerjee as the author unless Congress supporters think Abhishek Banerjee and Abhijit Banerjee are the same, which they are entitled to feel because being associated with Congress can obviously have a deleterious impact on one’s neurological senses.
Being intellectually challenged as they are, Congress supporters fail to fathom that OpIndia could not be held responsible if some random person on Whatsapp referred to Abhishek Banerjee as Abhijit Banerjee. Given their low IQ, one cannot rule out the possibility that for Congress supporters, anyone who suffixes Banerjee after his name is impersonating Nobel Laureate, Abhijit Banerjee.
While the exact cause that drives Congress supporters to act brainless is difficult to determine, many people claim that Congress supporters deliberately portray themselves as stupid so that their supreme leaders, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, can appear relatively more intelligent.