Congress workers protest against BJP for calling Rahul Gandhi ‘new-age Ravan’

"The new age Ravan is here. He is Evil. Anti Dharma. Anti Ram. His aim is to destroy Bharat." the BJP said on X.

BySouth First Desk

Published Oct 07, 2023 | 1:02 PMUpdatedOct 07, 2023 | 1:03 PM

Congress worker protest against BJP

Congress workers in several states hit the streets in protest against the BJP for sharing a poster on X, depicting Rahul Gandhi as the “new-age Ravan” on Friday, 6 October.

In Kerala, led by District Congress Committees (DCC), the party workers marched to BJP offices in various places and raised slogans against the saffron party and Modi.

Angry protesters burnt the prime minister in effigy and shouted slogans in support of Gandhi.

The police resorted to lathi-charge and used water cannons to disperse the party workers when they tried to jump the barricades.

Apart from the protests, the Congress also shared a video on its X handle, asking, “Who is the real Ravan?”

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The BJP poster

On Thursday, 5 October, the BJP on X shared a poster of the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, as the “new age Ravan”. 

The poster had several heads with the title, “Bharat Khatre Mein HaiA Congress party production. Directed by George Soros“. 

“The new age Ravan is here. He is Evil. Anti Dharma. Anti Ram. His aim is to destroy Bharat.” the BJP said on X.

Congress general secretary in charge of communications Jairam Ramesh said the poster was intended to incite and provoke violence against the former Congress chief whose father and grandmother were assassinated by forces that want to divide India.

“What is the real intent of an atrocious graphic portraying Rahul Gandhi as Ravan by the BJP’s official handle? It is clearly intended to incite and provoke violence against a Congress MP and a former President of the party, whose father and grandmother were assassinated by forces that want to divide India,” he said in a post on X.

“It is one thing for the PM to give evidence daily of being a pathological liar and of suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder. But for him to get his party to produce something this obnoxious is not just completely unacceptable, but is downright dangerous,” Ramesh said.

“We will not be intimidated,” the Congress leader asserted.

(With PTI inputs)