The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) beat the leader of Congress, Shashi Tharoor, after the latter took a mockery in the holy dip of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Kumbh.
Tharoor had tweeted a photograph of Adityanath with his Cabinet with a legend that indicates the irony that Ganga needs to be clean and sins must also be washed there.
गंगा भी स्वच्छ रखनी है और पाप भी यहीं धोने हैं। इस संगम में सब नंगे हैं!
जय गंगा मैया की! pic.twitter.com/qAmHThAJjD
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 29, 2019
Responding to Tharoor for his comment, UP Minister Siddharth Nath Singh, in turn, advised him to take a holy bath to repent of his own sins.
“How will you understand the importance of Kumbh? The atmosphere you are in, the culture you grew up in, you will not understand. You have committed many crimes, take a holy bath in Kumbh and” You could repent of your sins ” said Singh.
After Tharoor’s tweet, several people shared photos of Congress leaders who are also bathing in the Ganges.
पाप धोने तो शायद आप भी गए थे । नहीं? pic.twitter.com/QTsqfWidGZ
— Rita 🇮🇳 (@RitaG74) January 29, 2019
गंगा में पाप धोते आपके परदादा नेहरु जी! वैसे यह बहुत जगह नंगे रहते है। pic.twitter.com/dp03Wi6bKo
— Shashank (@pokershash) January 29, 2019
गंगा तो कभी स्वच्छ रखी नहीं और सारे पापी यहाँ प्रवाह कर दिए । ये भी इस संगम की महिमा है !!
जय राजीव गांधी गंगा ऐक्शन प्लान वाली मैया की !! pic.twitter.com/wBRF6ps1oI
— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) January 29, 2019
There are reports that the President of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, along with his sister and the newly appointed Secretary General of Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka, will take a dip in Kumbh. It is likely that she will take over the post after taking the holy dip in the Ganga River.