Party’s tweet names only Muslim countries where vaccines were sent. After facing flak, it adds two more tweets listing other countries
NEW DELHI — If the Covid crisis pandemic were to push India towards a greater social understanding and healing among communities, more than the Sangh it would be the Aam Aadmi Party that would impede such a shift or it appears so.
On Monday, the party posted a tweet that slammed the Modi government for exporting vaccines to foriegn countries as India. But in its criticism AAP cherry picked Muslim majortity countries even as India has exported vaccines to other countries where Muslims are in minority.
The party is now facing heat from people on social media for exposing bigotry and Islamophobia.
Utterly shameful and Islamophobic.
— Saif Khalid (@msaifkhalid) May 17, 2021
The observers said that the party was playing a communal card while presenting itself as a secular party.
Isn’t @AamAadmiParty playing a communal card here? And you were arguing they are secular and fighting corruption. See the very intent behind putting Pakistan and Palestine at the top and including all Muslim nations in its bigoted tweet! https://t.co/cLeY56dw79
— Gowhar Geelani (@GowharGeelani) May 17, 2021
So AAP has selectively mentioned name of Muslim countries to counter Narendra Modi.
Did Modi supply vaccines to Muslim countries only??
These people contribute to spread Islamophobia in the India!
— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) May 17, 2021
The party was accused of resorting to stronger Hindutva stance than the most Hindutva parties by mentionign only Muslim countires in its attack against the Modi government for exporting vaccines globally.
At the moment India is facing a vaccine crunch as states are raising alarm of shortage of vaccines with majority of population yet to receive its jab.
The Aam Aadmi Party takes a more-Hindutva-than-Modi tack and tries to attack him by asking why vaccines were exported to Muslim majority countries. https://t.co/0C4aTXMyn8
— Rohan Venkat (@RohanV) May 17, 2021
Of the top 10 countries to receive vaccines from India include Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
As the people pointed out the bigotry of AAP, the party two hours later added two more tweets listing other countries that received vaccines from India.
Reacting to the cherry picking of Muslims Countries political analyst Asim Ali wrote on Twitter that 77% of Muslims in Delhi voted for AAP in the last year’s assembly election and ensured their win on many seats and now the party is outflanking Modi in Islamophobic messaging. “The state of Indian politics,” Ali quipped.