The social media of Congress is giving a tough competition to the several comedy shows in India. Every morning when I woke up at night, (signature dialogue of Rahul Gandhi) I log on to twitter just to read and enjoy the memes from the official account of Indian National Congress and Rahul Gandhi.
But the meme created today by the Indian National Congress was the mother of all memes. Yes, today it had put out a post to the legendary singer and actor Kishore Kumar as it was his birthday.
“We pay tribute to Kishore Da, the voice of almost every Bollywood hero for over two decades, on his death anniversary”. This was the tribute given today by the Congress on Twitter.
We pay tribute to Kishore Da, the voice of almost every Bollywood hero for over two decades, on his death anniversary. pic.twitter.com/Li5XVL6f1I
— Congress (@INCIndia) October 13, 2017
But this move backfired as usually; do you know why? You are wrong if you think that there is a factual error as the Congress has improved its previous mistakes. The biggest blunder is while Kishore Kumar was alive, he was insulted to the core by the Congress party.
What was the insult done to the legendary singer?
The Congress party had a peculiar desire that the entire nation should dance on their instructions. When Indira Gandhi imposed emergency for a period of 21 months, several celebrities were forced to support Congress in whichever way possible.
There was absolute curtailment of press freedom and this was the period when Congress insulted Mr Kishore Kumar. During emergency, the songs of Kishore Kumar were banned from May 4, 1976 till the end of the Emergency. Do know the reason for this? The only mistake (brave decision) of Kishore Kumar was that he had denied singing at a Congress rally in Mumbai.
Pic 1: Tributes to Kishore da on his death anniversary
Pic 2 : Appreciation of Kishore da when he was alive! pic.twitter.com/6tSpktTC1W
— Aashish Chandorkar (@c_aashish) October 13, 2017
#KnowYourLegacy During emergency,U guys banned songs of Kishore Kumar frm All India Radio/DD bcs he refused to perform in ur rally @ Mumbai😏
— Er.Miral Soni (@miralsoni3010) October 13, 2017
Whoever is handling @INCIndia SM is the most ignorant person or a mole. Congress banned Kishore Kumar songs.
PS: Just because someone is Bengali doesn’t mean you’d add Da to his name. He wasn’t your, Da. Period. pic.twitter.com/d1IGNC1gfN
— Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) October 13, 2017
Kishore da was the brave heart who opposed the emergency! nd Congi baned his songs. Don't pay crocodile tribute…
— Shailendra Rawat (@shail9730) October 13, 2017
— mrinmoy chakraborty (@docmrinmoy) October 13, 2017
Quit faking it. You banned him during the Emergency
— pennathur (@pennathur) October 13, 2017
Few of the angry twitteratis even conducted a poll to expose the hypocrisy of Congress. Creating poll was a new tactic used by Congress party to mislead the public. But the same tactic backfired on them.
— Jitendra Jumping Jak (@phasgaya73) October 13, 2017
Which PM banned Koshore Kumar songs on All India Radio.
— Avinash Choubey (@avinashchoubey) October 13, 2017
— Shefali Vaidya (@ShefVaidya) October 13, 2017
— Ruchir Modi 🇮🇳 (@Ruchir78) October 13, 2017