'Why Rahul Gandhi got scared earlier?' AIR taunts Congress V-P in a tweet, then deletes it

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s defiance to retract his statement about RSS killing Mahatma Gandhi on Thursday has managed to irk the All India Radio (AIR), apart from infuriating the RSS and the BJP.

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Screengrab of tweet that was later deleted. Twitter/@rachitseth

Gandhi told the Supreme Court that he stands by his comment on the RSS and is ready to face a trial in the defamation case on Wednesday. Just days ago, his counsel and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal told the SC that Gandhi never accused RSS as an institution that killed Mahatma Gandhi.

Clearly irritated by his recent U-turn, the AIR tweeted “Why he (Rahul Gandhi) got scared earlier?” The tweet further reprimanded him for becoming “daring again to defame RSS”.

Asking Gandhi to “stick to his comments”, the tweet was later deleted on the direction of the director general of news at AIR Sitanshu Kar, reported The Indian Express.

AIR tweeted that it was deleted “on the direction of DG News as it did not conform to editorial standards of AIR”.

The report further quoted Kar as saying that they were taking stock of the situation before any action can be taken.

Even though the tweet was deleted, it drew flak from Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewela, who said that AIR was caught “red-handed sponsoring saffron propaganda” in a series of tweets, reported CNN-News18.


Updated Date: Sep 02, 2016 14:27 PM

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