- Activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked allegedly by BJP workers
- BJP condemned attack, denied attackers were linked to party
- Rahul Gandhi tweeted a "pop quiz" on the attack, taking aim at the BJP
Rahul Gandhi's strike at the ruling BJP over a mob attack on social activist Swami Agnivesh yesterday took the form of a "pop quiz" on Twitter. Swami Agnivesh, 80, was assaulted, punched and kicked by a group allegedly of BJP Yuva Morcha or youth workers in Jharkhand.
Rahul Gandhi posted a news report of the assault with his tweet this morning.
Pop Quiz— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 18, 2018
I bow to the most powerful in the line. A person's strength & power are all that are important to me.
I use hatred & fear to maintain the hierarchy of power. I seek out the weakest & crush them.
I rank all living beings based on their usefulness to me.
Who am I? pic.twitter.com/y7jw49Hei7
Within moments, there were hundreds of responses to the Congress president's "quiz". His critics turned around the quiz to lampoon him and the Congress.
I am against #GenderNeutralLaws. I don't care about #FakeCases. #Extortion power is all that is important to me.— Pankaj (@pankajcgupta) July 18, 2018
I use #WomenVoteBank to maintain the hierarchy of power. I crush #MensRights
I don't rank Men, they don't exist for me.
Who am I?
I am the Congress.#IAmCongress
On Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi had posted another tweet to hit back at the BJP, over a huge controversy over what he said at a recent meeting with Muslim intellectuals. The BJP has targeted him on the basis of a report in an Urdu daily that he told Muslim leaders Congress is a "Muslim party".
I stand with the last person in the line. The exploited, marginalised and the persecuted. Their religion, caste or beliefs matter little to me.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 17, 2018
I seek out those in pain and embrace them. I erase hatred and fear.
I love all living beings.
I am the Congress.
Swami Agnivesh, was in Pakur in Jharkhand when he was attacked by a mob as soon as he came out of his hotel, flanked by tribals.
The activist told NDTV that the mob shouted "Jai Shri Ram" as they beat him up, not relenting as he begged them to stop.
The BJP has condemned the attack and denied that the attackers were linked to the party. At the same time, a spokesperson of the party said "one shouldn't see the attack in isolation and Swami Agnivesh's 'track record' is such that the reaction doesn't come as a surprise".
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