Former student leader and former CPI member Kanhaiya Kumar, who recently joined the Congress, has landed in a storm over his latest Instagram post.
Apparently, a photo of Kanhaiya relaxing in a room overlooking the hills with a book did not go down well with a section of people on social media, who hauled him up for not sweating it out for his new party, and took digs at both the communist party and the Congress.
Kanhaiya had posted the picture on Instagram on Tuesday, captioning it with a Bashir Badr couplet: “Main Chup Raha To Aur Galat Fehmiyaan Barhi/Wo Bhi Suna Hai Usne Jo Maine Kaha Nahi.” The photo soon reached Twitter and drew brickbats while some users defended the Congress leader.
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“The new moniker for @kanhaiyakumar can be the ‘Bourgeois from Begusarai’,” tweeted one user, referring to Bihar’s Begusarai where Kanhaiya hails from.
Another questioned the ado over the picture: “Why is this picture of #KanhaiyaKumar triggering everyone? Why cannot a person sit and read a book environed in such beauty? Or is it because we cannot accept someone from his background reaching such places? Is that why we are on lookout for poverty porn? #JustAsking.”
The new moniker for @kanhaiyakumar can be the “Bourgeois from Begusarai.” #KanhaiyaKumar pic.twitter.com/sjOC9COIFo
— Suvam Pal (@suvvz) October 19, 2021
Why is this picture of #KanhaiyaKumar triggering everyone? Why cannot a person sit and read a book environed in such beauty? Or is it because we cannot accept someone from his background reaching such places? Is that why we are on lookout for poverty porn?#JustAsking pic.twitter.com/rvxntqaqU7
— Banarasi Nietzsche (@Einqalaab) October 20, 2021
? एवढ्या दिवस CPI मधे काम करत होता , कम्युनिस्टांच्या त्या लाल रंग मारलेल्या गच्चाळ कार्यालयात रहायचा..,काँग्रेसमधे जाऊन धड महिना हि झाला नाही.., आणि Luxurious Life ला सुरूवात..! ? ” पैसा बोलता है..! “@kanhaiyakumar #kanhaiyakumar #inc pic.twitter.com/KKiFWhgwh5
— Deep | दिप (@DeepABVP) October 19, 2021
2019 में इसके पास पैसे नहीं थे कि अम्मा के लिए सिलिंडर में गैस भरवा सके. 2021 में हिल स्टेशन घूम रहा… और लोग कहते हैं कि मोदी जी ने महंगाई बढ़ा दी, बेरोजगारी बढ़ा दी!? #kanhaiyakumar @AnupamHB pic.twitter.com/JPb5ployWl
— Tarun Raghav (@TarunRaghav03) October 20, 2021
पता नही कैसे गरीबों का विकास कर ते करते नेता लोगो का विकास हो जाता है और गरीब बेचारा गरीब ही रह जाता है#KanhaiyaKumar pic.twitter.com/voLwqP9Qwd
— @ahmad_ (@9999ahmadshanu) October 20, 2021
Yet another Twitter handle said: “Something that CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar could not post but is natural for CONGRESS leader Kanhaiya Kumar to post.”
One social media user who came to Kumar’s defence said: “I am equally disappointed with Kanhaiya Kumar for leaving CPI. but I am not with the ones trolling him for posting this pic. Criticize him for his politics, you have no right (to) judge or audit him for sitting in a decent hotel room.”
Kanhaiya joined the Congress with much fanfare last month but is yet to be given a party post.
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