WATCH: All is NOT WELL with Rahul Gandhi, when the WRONG "National Anthem" is played during the Bharat Jodo Yatra, causing HUGE confusion.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra that Rahul Gandhi is now participating in is once again making headlines, but this time for less than laudatory reasons. When Rahul Gandhi was addressing the crowd at the public event that took place in Washim, Maharashtra, he made a critical error while he was on stage. Gandhi is shown, along with other Congress leaders such as KC Venugopal and Nana Patole, standing on stage and waiting for the song known as "Rashtriya Geet" to be performed in a video that is rumoured to exist and has since gained widespread attention.
While Rahul and others waited for India's "Rashtriya Geet," the national song of Nepal, "Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka," began playing, much to the humiliation of Congress. The assembled group did not realize that what they were hearing was not India's "Rashtriya Geet" until a few seconds had passed after the realization first occurred to them. People are now widely sharing the video, which has resulted in the video being viral.
In the meantime, Rahul Gandhi stated on Thursday that the Hindu nationalist leader Vinayak Damodar Savarkar collaborated with the British and that he penned a clemency appeal to those who were in power at the time.
Gandhi held a press conference in which he displayed a piece of paper to members of the press and said that the document was a letter sent by Savarkar to the British. At a media encounter during his Bharat Jodo Yatra foot march, which is currently on its final leg in the state of Maharashtra, Gandhi stated, "I shall read the last paragraph, which reads 'I beg to remain your most faithful servant,' and is signed by V D Savarkar."
His remarks came after the head of the Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray, stated that he disagreed with Gandhi's opinions about Savarkar. Devendra Fadnavis, the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, has also asserted that Mahatma Gandhi has been "reprehensibly lying" about Savarkar.
Gandhi stated that he was of the opinion that Savarkar signed the letter out of fear and that by doing so, he betrayed Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Pandit Nehru, and other leaders of the liberation fight. Gandhi claimed that he was of the opinion that Savarkar signed the letter out of fear.
According to a member of Parliament for the Congress party, the BJP has been inciting hatred, terror, and violence throughout the country. Gandhi claimed that the idea that the opposition has been unable to take on the BJP is shallow since the opposition does not control institutions, media, or the courts. This was in response to the view that the opposition has been unable to take on the BJP.
"The Indian virtue of showing compassion and affection to everyone, including your adversaries. This is also being accomplished through the yatra "he said. "You can demonstrate compassion and love for your opponent even if you disagree with their opinions," he remarked.