Rahul Gandhi tweets pop quiz; takes a jab at BJP

Just before the start of the monsoon session of the Parliament on Wednesday Rahul Gandhi took a jab at the BJP by tweeting a pop quiz. The quiz referred to a mob attack on social activist Swami Agnivesh, 80, on Tuesday, who was was assaulted, punched and kicked allegedly by a group of BJP Yuva Morcha or youth workers in Jharkhand.

Gandhi put in a video of the news report of the assault with his tweet on Wednesday. Within moments, there were hundreds of responses to the Congress president’s “quiz”. His critics turned around the quiz to lampoon him and the Congress.


Swami Agnivesh, was in Pakur in Jharkhand when he was attacked by a mob as soon as he came out of his hotel, flanked by tribals.

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The BJP has condemned the attack and denied that the attackers were linked to the party. A BJP spokesperson said “one shouldn’t see the attack in isolation and Swami Agnivesh’s ‘track record’ is such that the reaction doesn’t come as a surprise”.

On Tuesday, Gandhi had posted another tweet,which was a response to BJP’s attack on a report in an Urdu daily that he told Muslim leaders Congress is a “Muslim party”.

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