New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday posted a link applauding the girls in Mizoram of their achievement, but made a gaffe by mentioning the story as that of Manipur instead of Mizoram. Unfortunately, the blunder was spotted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT cell chief Amit Malviya.
The BJP IT cell chief said in a tweet that Rahul Gandhi’s ignorance about the Northeast was problematic. “Rahul Gandhi shares an article on Mizoram and writes Manipur. It is this ignorance about the Northeast that is so problematic!” Malviya tweeted.
Later, the Congress took down the tweet. But the BJP did not stop attacking the Congress scion. Malviya pronounced a punishment for the leader as if he were a school-going kid. In another tweet, Malviya said, “Rahul Gandhi go and write this a hundred times, “Mizoram and Manipur are two different states in the North East of India and I will remember that for the rest of my term as President of the Congress party!” (Edits note after being called out!).”
In an earlier incident, BJP chief Amit Shah committed embarrassing gaffe due to MP Prahlad Joshi who was translating his speech at a rally in Challkere of Karnataka’s Devanagiri district. Addressing a BJP rally in the poll-bound state, Amit Shah (according to the translator Prahlad Joshi’s version) said, “If there was ever a competition for corruption, then the Yeddyurappa government would get the number 1 position.” However, Shah had actually meant this, “Siddaramaiah government could not develop Karnataka. You have faith in PM Modi and cast your vote for Yeddyurappa. We will transform Karnataka into the best state in the country.”