In a shocking incident, a senior Congress leader from Uttar Pradesh was removed from all party positions for purportedly referring to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as “Pappu” on more than occasion in a social media message that was meant to praise the Congress vice-president, reported Times of India. The party member was actually trying to laud Rahul Gandhi for Mandsaur visit after five farmers were reportedly killed in firing by the police. Vinay Pradhan, the party’s Meerut district president, allegedly made the references in a message sent to a WhatsApp group titled ‘Indian National Congress’.
“Pappu could have joined hands with Adani, Ambani and Mallya but he did not do that. Pappu could have been a Minister or even the Prime Minister, but he did not go down that road. Instead, he put his life on the line by going to Mandsaur,” read the message which was meant to praise the Congress vice-president for keeping nation’s interest above everything else, according to the report.
The situation in Mandsaur turned tense when five people were killed and six others were reportedly injured in gunfire by police on June 6. Since then, many political leaders including Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia and other political parties have tried to visit Mandsaur and meet the families of farmers who were killed.
Congress has already taken a strong note of this message from Pradhan and party’s state spokesperson Manoj Tyagi defended Rahul Gandhi by saying that the Congress VP has always maintained a clear image, reported CNN-News 18. He added that if any Congress member will try to do get engage in such acts, action will be taken against them.