The youth wing of the Indian National Congress, the country’s chief opposition party, has been excoriated by Twitterati for tweeting a post showing Azad Kashmir as part of Pakistan.
The Friday tweet criticised Indian premier Narendra Modi for allowing Pakistan to “silently increase nuclear warheads” while he busied himself delivering “jumla strikes after jumla strikes.”
Twitterati in India were quick to react. The Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) accused the opposition party’s youth wing of “spreading fake news”.
Another user said the party’s youth wing would sell Kashmir once it ascended to power. One questioned the INC’s loyalty to the nation.
A Twitter user noted the discrepancy between official party line and ‘pro-peace’ views of veteran INC politician Mani Shankar Aiyar and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu.