Congress which is known for its traditional approach to protests sprang a surprise with what many saw as an out-of-the-box messaging by deciding to have black as the dress code for its nationwide protest against price rise, hike in GST on essential items and unemployment
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday linked Congress “black” protest over the issues of price rise and unemployment to the party’s “appeasement” politics to convey its opposition to the Ram temple foundation laying by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this day in 2020.
Speaking to reporters, Shah said everybody saw protests from Congress leaders of late in regular clothes they wore but they especially chose black clothes for today’s agitation as Modi had peacefully resolved an over 550-year dispute involving the Ram Janmbhoomi in Ayodhya and performed its ‘shilanyas’ on this day.
“I clearly believe that the Congress has chosen August 5 for its strong protests in black clothes to show its opposition over the temple issue,” he said. The home minister added that the Congress is not willing to drop its “appeasement politics” despite facing so many poll defeats.
#WATCH | Congress chose this day for protest and wore black clothes because they want to give a subtle message to further promote their appeasement politics because on this day itself Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation of Ram Janambhoomi: Union Home minister Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/hopwRSPZht
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The Uttar Pradesh said he condemns Congress’ “black protest” and said such acts of the grand old party “have insulted the faith of India”.
“Till now, Congress was protesting in normal attire but today they protested wearing black clothes. It’s an insult to Ram Bhakts. They chose this day as today’s Ayodhya Diwas which marks the beginning of construction of Ram Janambhoomi,” Yogi Adityanath said.
“Such acts of the Congress party have insulted the faith of India. Congress’ attitude has insulted Ayodhya Diwas along with insulting India’s democracy and judiciary. We condemn such acts of the party,” he added.