Congress leader Digvijaya Singh faced twin goof-up moments on Twitter today. First, he declared a former leader as a member of ‘Rahul Gandhi Cabinet’. After realising the mistake, the Congress general secretary corrected ‘Rahul Gandhi Cabinet’ with ‘Rajeev Gandhi Cabinet’, but ended up with another blunder. This time with the spelling of the late Prime Minister whose name was spelt as ‘Rajiv’ not ‘Rajeev’.
While posting a video by former Congress MP Rajkumari Ratna Singh, Digvijaya inadvertently wrote, “Rajkumari Ratna Singh ex MP is the daughter of Raja Dinesh Singh ji who was a Cabinet Minister in Indira Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi Cabinet.” He made the correction soon, but goofed up again. Singh’s correction read: “Rajkumari Ratna Singh ex MP is the daughter of Raja Dinesh Singh ji who was a Cabinet Minister in Indira Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi Cabinet.”
Rajkumari Ratna Singh ex MP is the daughter of Raja Dinesh Singh ji who was a Cabinet Minister in Indira Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi Cabinet.
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) March 28, 2017
Twitterati were quick to point out the mistake and pull Digvijaya’s legs. “Who is Rajeev Gandhi? We only know Rajiv Gandhi,” responded one user.
Singh had recently allegedly goofed-up Congress’ poll prospect in Goa when he failed to woo allies to form the government in the state. Congress had won 17 seats out of 40 and it needed the support of only four MLAs to form the government. However, Digvijaya, who was looking after Congress’ Goa affairs during the elections, couldn’t do so. The BJP, which had won 13 seats only, formed the government under the leadership of then Union Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar.
Last year in August, Digvijaya had courted controversy by calling Kashmir as ‘India-Occupied Kashmir while talking about the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani by Indian forces.