#ArrestSambitPatra trends after doctor reveals Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi suffered cardiac arrest during Aaj Tak show


BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra is facing considerable condemnation after he was seen launching a personal attack on Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi moments before his shocking death. Congress functionaries are now demanding Patra’s arrest, particularly after the doctor, who tried to unsuccessfully revive Tyagi, revealed that the latter had collapsed during the Aaj Tak show. Twitterati have been trending hashtag #ArrestSambitPatra on the microblogging site Twitter.

Reacting to Tyagi’s death, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “The Congress today lost its lion. Will always remember Rajiv Tyagi’s love and fight for the Congress. My tribute to him and condolences for the family.”

Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra too tweeted, “The untimely death of Rajiv Tyagi, spokesperson of the Indian National Congress, is a personal sorrow for me. We all have irreparable damage. Rajivji was a dedicated warrior. Heartfelt condolences to the family from all UP Congress. May God give his family the strength to suffer.”

Meanwhile, the video clip of Patra launching a personal attack by mocking Tyagi’s faith in Hinduism has gone viral. In the video, Patra was seen calling Tyagi Jaichand (a title reserved for traitors in India) and making fun of his religious teeka. 

Incensed by Patra’s audacious attack moments before Tyagi’s death, Twitterati trended the hashtag #ArrestSambitPatra.

Tyagi, known for his feisty debating skills, is survived by his wife and two sons.

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