A photo of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasudhara Raje Scindia speaking while the national anthem being played has gone viral on social media platforms.
The photo in question is from an event organised on 9 October 2017. From the banner in the photo, it appears to be a meeting of the BJP’s state level working committee.
Twitter users have been fervently commenting on the photo with an overwhelming majority of them highlighting the glaring hypocrisy of the BJP leaders in the subject of nationalism.
BJP has always claimed to champion the cause of nationalism. The party had welcomed the mandatory standing during the national anthem in cinema halls by the Supreme Court.
Hindutva supporters had even bashed up people who refused to stand during the national anthem or asked them to go to Pakistan.
Here are some of the reaction on Twitter:
Vasundhara singing national anthem on phone,,,She is true nationalist,???? pic.twitter.com/NqFMNaekwX
— Neeraj Yadav (@Neeru2810) October 12, 2017
If this pic is after 8 o'clock in the night, we can pardon Vasundhara for not respecting National Anthem – even IPC gives exemption. ? https://t.co/PFLjfeOKHN
— AMadumoole (@AMadumoole) October 12, 2017
The so called "Vasundhara ji" was standing but was also talking on Phone, while national anthem is played, unless the photo is "Photoshoped"
— Deshbhakt Nilesh (@nileshpkumar) October 11, 2017
Vasundhara Raje listening to National Anthem on mobile sung by RSS
— Ejaj Shaikh (@ejajshkh) October 11, 2017