Rahul Gandhi, who has been declared as Prime Minister candidate by Congress has again become laughing stock in national media. The Congress chief had tweeted in support of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s protest over the showdown between the CBI and Kolkata Police.
“I spoke with Mamata Di tonight and told her we stand shoulder to shoulder with her. The happenings in Bengal are a part of the unrelenting attack on India’s institutions by Mr Modi & the BJP. The entire opposition will stand together & defeat these fascist forces,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Mamata Banerjee has started a sit-in protest to “Save the Constitution” in Kolkata against what she believed is the coup of the BJP-led central government. She said that Modi led central government is trying to impose President’s rule in the state.
Coming back to Rahul, his tweet has now caused an embarrassment to whole Congress party. In his tweet in 2016, Rahul Gandhi had questioned Mamata Banerjee’s stand on the Saradha chit fund scam that ended up “protecting those looting Bengal”.
And now he is back to his U Turn business. The BJP has attacked Rahul Gandhi after the Congress president extended his support to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s unprecedented protest over the showdown between the CBI and Kolkata Police.
“Diagnosed: Multiple Personality Disorder is characterized by at least two distinct and enduring personality states – there is trouble remembering certain events, beyond ordinary forgetfulness. These states alternately show in person’s behavior. Get well soon, Rahul ji (sic),” the BJP tweeted on Monday.
Central Bureau of Investigation moved to arrest Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Sunday evening in connection with the Saradha scam. The five-member CBI team was denied entry to the Kolkata Police chief’s residence and then detained inside a police station.
The investigative agency approached the Supreme Court on Monday , accusing Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar of not cooperating with the CBI probe into the Ponzi scandals. CBI interim director Nageswara Rao has accused Rajeev Kumar of destroying evidence in the chit fund cases.
It looks like Mamata Banerjee wants to use this for her political advantage and has sat on dharna. However unfortunately except for few political parties who are anti-BJP, none of the public in general is supporting her.
It looks like the biggest beneficiary in this whole lot will be BJP. The saffron party which hardly any foot in West Bengal few years back is now the main opposition. It has beaten Congress and CPIM and made a mark there. With these dharna backfiring for Mamata, BJP is all set gain. And guess who will be the biggest loser. Well it is Mamata, it is our own Rahul Gandhi. The party is already facing several embarrassment due to Rahul Gandhi and this is an addition to the list. It has no grounding in West Bengal at all and with tweets like these, Congress is sure to suffer in other states as well.