NEW DELHI — An old tweet by the National Commission for Women (NCW) member and actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gone viral on social media.
The former Congress leader is in hot water for her 2018 tweet in which she said the same thing which got Congress leader Rahul Gandhi sentenced to two years in jail and disqualified from the Parliament.
While the Congress across the country is protesting against the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha following his conviction by a Surat court in a 2019 criminal defamation case, the old tweet by Khushbu targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the talk of the town here.
In the tweet, Khushbu had said, “Modi is here, Modi is there, Modi is everywhere. But what is this? Wherever there is Modi, corruption has become the surname. So understand one thing, Modi means corruption.”
“Yahan #Modi wahan #Modi jahan dekho #Modi..lekin yeh kya?? Har #Modi ke aage #bhrashtachaar surname laga hua hai..toh baat ko no samjho..#Modi mutlab #bhrashtachaar..let’s change the meaning of #Modi to corruption..suits better..#Nirav #Lalit #Namo = corruption..,” she posted in Hindi.
Sharing the screenshot of the tweet on social media, Congress supporters asked whether Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi, who filed the case against Rahul Gandhi, will file a case against Khushbu Sundar.
However, Khushbu has defended herself for the tweet, stating that she was the Congress spokesperson then and had followed the footsteps of Rahul Gandhi.
Khushbu Sundar said Congress was ‘desperate’ to bring up her old tweets.
With the old tweet going viral, Khushbu took to social media and said, “How more desperate can they be!! A five-year-old tweet is what now @INCIndia is taking to defend themselves? I as a spokesman of Congress was then speaking the same language of @Rahul Gandhi. Just followed the line of this man. Why raise a question to my party? File a case against me if you dare. Learn the difference between corruption and a thief.”
Khushbu Sundar joined the BJP in 2020 after quitting Congress.
Twitter photo: Khushbu Sundar