New Delhi, Jul 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi took a dig at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a day after social activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked by a mob attack in Jharkhand’s Pakur town on Tuesday. Starting a ‘pop quiz’, Gandhi asked the Twitter users to guess who is the person who “seeks out the weakest and crushes them”. Also Read - Farm Bills to be Tabled in Rajya Sabha Today; Oppn Puts United Front, BJP Seeks Support From Regional Parties | Top Points
“Pop Quiz. 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?” Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Wednesday. Also Read - Chidambaram Says Farm Bills 2020 Undermine Food Security System, Slams BJP For ‘Maligning’ Cong's 2019 Manifesto
The Congress President’s veiled attack comes approximately 24 hours after Swami Agnivesh, a nationally prominent 79-year-old social activist known for his work against bonded labour, was slapped, kicked around and verbally abused in Jharkhand. Chief Minister Raghubar Das has ordered a probe into the incident.
Agnivesh was assaulted in Pakur as he came out after addressing a press conference, where he attacked the BJP government in the state accusing it of “acquiring tribal land by displacing them and giving it to corporate”.
He was in Pakur, about 350 km from the state capital Ranchi, to attend an event of the Akhil Bharatiya Adim Janjatiya Vikas Samiti, a body of tribals. Agnivesh was headed to Littipara to attend a function of the Pahariya tribe.