In the run-up of forthcoming 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, several issues have helped the Congress to lay an attack on BJP-led Modi government and most importantly controversies with Rafale deal. A day after Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi promised that in “next two-three months you will have fun after we will show you Narendra Modi’s work — Rafale, Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi, Demonetisation, Gabbar Singh Tax (his expansion for the GST),” party’s social media head Divya Spandana tweets a list Congress called as “scams and corruption of Modi and his govt.” She titled the list as the “A to Z of BJP Scams.”
Out of 26 scams, the image list was arranged in alphabetical order, attributed to “Brahmachari Janta Party.”The list starts with “A for Adani Power Scam” which followed the image of industrialist Gautam Adani. The mug shot of PM Modi is twice used to highlight the “Rafale deal scam” and “Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) scam.” Those are featured on the list are Anandiben Patel, Smriti Irani, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Jay Shah, Prakash Javadekar, Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, and BS Yeddyurappa as well.
The Tweeter post was re-Tweeted by several hundred and liked by a thousand followers.
Congress attacked PM Modi and BJP government over the Rafale jet deal that took a new turn last week with ex-French President Francois Hollande’s statement during an interview that government of India recommended Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence as Rafale maker Dassault’s offset partner as the French offered no option. However, President Hollande later exclaims that only Dassault Aviation has the permission to comment on why they choose Reliance Defence as their offset partner.
Congress social media pages share regular contents- videos, memes, and graphics regarding a various issue, which include PNB scam, Rafale deal, GST, Demonetisation and other, to attack the BJP-led government.
Last night, Mr. Gandhi said that “the man who came to remove corruption has himself given Rs. 30,000 crores to Anil Ambani. The fun has just begun, things are set to turn more interesting. In the next two-three months, you will have fun after we will show you Narendra Modi’s work – Rafale, Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi, Demonetisation, Gabbar Singh Tax. All of it is theft. One by one, we will show that Narendra Modi Ji is not a chowkidar (gatekeeper), but a chor (thief.”
In response to their allegations, BJP termed them as “mud-slinging”. Today, PM Modi said that “They (Congress) are indulging in mud-slinging because they find it easier… They have indulged in mud-slinging earlier too. But I want to tell them, the more you throw mud at us, the more the lotus (BJP’s symbol) will bloom.”