Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Asatyagrahi response after the latter claimed to dedicate ‘Asia’s largest solar project’ in Rewa in Madhya Pradesh to Indians. No sooner did Gandhi tweet with Asatyagrahi response, his supporters accused the prime minister of being a liar.
This was after PM Modi tweeted from his official PMO’s handle, “Today, Rewa has indeed created history. Rewa has been identified with mother Narmada (river) and white tigers. Now Asia’s largest solar project too has been added to its identity. Narendra Modi dedicating Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project to the Nation.”
आज रीवा ने वाकई इतिहास रच दिया है।
रीवा की पहचान मां नर्मदा के नाम से और सफेद बाघ से रही है।
अब इसमें एशिया के सबसे बड़े सोलर पावर प्रोजेक्ट का नाम भी जुड़ गया है: PM @narendramodi dedicating Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project to the Nation
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 10, 2020
Rahul Gandhi quoted PM Modi’s tweet and wrote, “Asatyagrahi.” Asatyagrahi translates in English as someone who doesn’t believe in struggle of truth.
Modi’s tweet received 17,000 likes despite it being shared from PMO Twitter handle, which has followers in excess of 37 million. In contrast, Gandhi’s tweet was liked by 37,000 Twitter users despite the Congress MP’s Twitter handle being followed by 15 million people.
Soon after Gandhi’s tweet, other Congress leaders and workers began to troll PM Modi, calling him a liar. ‘My PM is a liar’ became a dominating theme of social media conversations.
My PM is a liar. https://t.co/yVrwiVyBRm
— Mehek (@MehekF) July 11, 2020
Lemme repeat, the PM is a liar. He’s not my PM!! https://t.co/185p8TZdkS
— Rahul Mukherji (@RahulMukherji5) July 11, 2020
NOT EVEN IN THE TOP 5.
My PM is a liar. pic.twitter.com/taO65IPtAp
— Bismaya Mahapatra (@bismay_inc) July 11, 2020
Modi is the biggest liar of Independent India.
— VK18_ABD17 🇮🇳 (@VK18_ABD17) July 11, 2020
Former Karnataka minister and Congress leader, DK Shivakumar, had tweeted on Friday, “Union Power Minister must answer as to how the Central Government can claim that the Rewa Solar Park (750 MW) opened today is Asia’s largest when clearly the Pavagada Park in Karnataka is much larger (2000 MW) and was opened two years back!”
Shivakumar tweeted on Saturday asking Karnataka Chief Minister if he was not proud of the Pavagada Park in Karnataka. “2000 MW Pavagada Mega Solar Project is the pride of Karnataka. It isn’t about me or my party, Pavagada project is an achievement of the people of the state. Is CM @BSYBJP not proud of it? He must answer with facts so that the entire country knows about Karnataka’s contribution.”