Congress president Rahul Gandhi stirred up a row on International Yoga Day Friday after he tweeted pictures of the dog squad of the Indian Army doing yoga and captioned it “New India”, drawing a sharp reaction from BJP chief Amit Shah who accused him of mocking Yoga Day and insulting the forces.
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“Today, their negativity was seen in their clear support to the medieval practice of Triple Talaq. Now, they mock Yoga Day and insult our forces (yet again!) Hoping the spirit of positivity will prevail. It can help overcome toughest challenges,” Shah wrote on Twitter today.
A fresh Triple Talaq bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha earlier today by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Congress stands for negativity.
Today, their negativity was seen in their clear support to the medieval practice of Triple Talaq. Now, they mock Yoga Day and insult our forces (yet again!)
Hoping the spirit of positivity will prevail. It can help overcome toughest challenges. https://t.co/sC00yrBcpA
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 21, 2019
The pictures posted by Rahul showed the Army dog unit and their trainers prostrating.
BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli also took a swipe at Rahul saying for him life is only about a joke, as he keeps posting pictures about his pet dog. It also said while a new India is emerging under Prime Minister Modi, a new Congress is coming up under Gandhi.
“Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi there is a new India, and Gandhi’s tweet reveals a new Congress under him. Perhaps for him, life is one continuing joke for him and looking for opportunities to post pictures that remind him of his favourite Pidi (his pet dog),” said BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli.
New India. pic.twitter.com/10yDJJVAHD
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 21, 2019
Rahul was also trolled on Twitter by a number of people who posted pictures about the Congress, poking fun at him and the party.