Merely a few hours after the official Twitter handle of the Karnataka Congress uploaded video taking a jibe at the BJP, the official social media handle of the Indian National Congress uploaded yet another video mocking the Centre. In a post on Twitter, the Rahul Gandhi-led party wrote, “Why is BJP/RSS so obsessed with changing the #Constitution?”
In the latest video, the party slammed Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde and alleged that “Hegde is only following their legacy.” Earlier in December, the Union Minister of State for Employment and Skill Development had stirred a controversy when he was as quoted as saying, "Seculars do not know what their blood is. Yes, the constitution has given that right to say 'we are secular and we will say it'. Yes, I know but the constitution has been amended many times, we will also amend it. We have come to power for that."
Following the newsbreak, BJP’s GVL Narasimha Rao said,
“The party which had completely throttled the democracy, which had even suspended the fundamental rights and has actually murdered the Constitution of India is today talking about the BJP.”
Furthermore, a few hours ago, the Karnataka Congress uploaded a video where it termed the BJP as a ‘Beef Janata Party.’ In a post, they wrote, “Parrikar wants to import it, Yogi wants to export it, Rijiju wants to eat it, Som wants to sell it. Do not mix Beef and Business. Mixing Beef and Politics, a definite YES! Enough of your hypocrisy”
The latest war of words comes in the backdrop of legislative assembly election in the state of Karnataka, which is scheduled to be held in April or May 2018.