A video of a Congress flag falling from the pole as the party president Sonia Gandhi made every attempt to hoist it has become a topic of intense political battle. This started with news agency ANI sharing a video of Sonia Gandhi unable to hoist her party’s flag during the Congress’ 137th Foundation Day ceremony. Sharing the video, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra wrote, “It was falling, falling before it finally fell.”
However, Sambit Patra’s jibe at Sonia Gandhi did not go down well with Congress functionaries as they launched a counter-attack by showing an old video of Home Minister Amit Shah, who had failed to hoist the country’s national flag.
Youth Congress leader BV Srinivas tweeted, “Achambhit Patra, don’t you feel ashamed to make fun of the home minister (Amit Shah)?”
— Srinivas BV (@srinivasiyc) December 28, 2021
Congress supporters took to social media to highlight the difference in the conduct of both Sonia Gandhi and Amit Shah after the flags had fallen off. They argued that while Shah had allowed the national flag to fall on the ground without making any attempt to catch it, Gandhi had held on to her party’s flag.
A flag mishap is just an accident
But how one conducts themselves at that time is imp
When Congress flag fell,Smt Sonia Gandhi kept her composure & didnt let the flag fall on ground
Amit Shah on the other hand was caught dumb founded & allowed the tricolor to fall on ground pic.twitter.com/ymNpVGgoBo
— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@VinayDokania) December 28, 2021
Pic 1 – Sonia Gandhi ji is holding the National Flag in her hands and didn’t let it fall on the floor !
Pic 2 – Amit Shah is smiling with our National Flag falling on his feet !
— Chinmoyee_WithRG (@chinmoyee5) December 28, 2021
Pic 1: Congress’s flag falls off on #CongressFoundationDay and Sonia Gandhi held the flag in her hands, didn’t let it fell off on floor.
Pic 2: India’s tricolour falls off on Independence Day and Amit Shah let it fall off on the floor .
— Shahbaz Khan( ODISHA NSUI)🏹 (@Shahbaz16629533) December 28, 2021
In 2018, Shah had dropped the national flag while attempting to hoist it to mark the country’s independence day. Left red-faced, the BJP president had later received help from people present there to successfully unfurl the flag. A broadcast from the government-owned Doordarshan had called the development ‘disaster.’