A video of a politician pretending to cry bitterly at a Gandhi statue on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi has gone viral on social media platforms. Twitterati in particularly are now slamming the politician accusing him and his sidekicks of overacting.
The video, which was shared by a journalist from Uttar Pradesh, showed a politician along with his associates ‘crying’ while bowing before a statue of India’s father of the nation. The politician in question, according to the journalist who posted the video, is one Firoz Khan from the Samajwadi Party. Khan reportedly hails from Sambhal district.
The politician is seen addressing Gandhi to express his gratitude in a seemingly bizarre manner. He says, “You left us orphaned after giving us the freedom. Such a huge country and you gave us freedom. But all our desires are ending slowly.”
What makes the video even more comical is how the crying by the politician’s colleagues intensifies as he addresses Gandhi’s statue.
‘लोकप्रियता हासिल करने के लिए सपा जिलाध्यक्ष करते रहते है अजीबोगरीब नाटक’!
सम्भल: 2 अक्टूबर गांधी जयंती के मौके पर सपा नेताओं की नोटंकीबाज़ तस्वीरें आई सामने गांधी प्रतिमा के नीचे बैठकर कैमरे को देखते ही रोने का ढोंग करते नज़र आए सपा जिलाध्यक्ष फ़िरोज़ खान व अन्य पदाधिकारी! pic.twitter.com/7WqFNsDECA
— आदित्य जयराम तिवारी (@adityatiwaree) October 2, 2019
As expected, the video has left social media users in splits. One user wrote, “Bollywood actors in panic mode.” “Deduct Rs 50 for overacting,” commented another Twitter user. One wrote, “India’s Got Talent !!!!”
India marked the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was instrumental in securing the freedom from British rule on 15 August 1947. He was assassinated by a Hindutva terrorist Nathuram Godse on 30 January 1948.