It has become hard to cover up mistakes in the era of internet and social media. Specially when mistakes are made by leaders from a big political party. So on the occasion of former PM Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary, Bengal Congress party did a big blunder on Twitter.
While remembering the former Prime Minister, West Bengal Congress posted Gandhi’s most controversial statement he gave after the assassination of his mother Indira Gandhi. Though the tweet was deleted within 10 minutes, damage was already done by then. Screenshots of the tweet were plastered across the micro-blogging platform.
Also, Congress denied about tweeting the controversial quote.
The tweet was supposed to commemorate the 72nd birthday of the former PM but ended up dredging a painful past for many. Here’s how tweepies reacted:
Ummm West Bengal Congress are you sure that’s the Rajiv quote you want to highlight? pic.twitter.com/6SAV3xK1lR
— Mihir Sharma (@mihirssharma) August 20, 2016
— Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) August 20, 2016
— Sanjeev Singh (@SanjeevHopes) August 20, 2016