On Tuesday, the Congress lashed out at the Prime Minister of India, branding him the “master of drama” in the aftermath of India’s World Cup loss to Australia. The criticism centred around a video featuring the Prime Minister in the dressing room with cricketers, with the Congress alleging that the entire scene was meticulously “choreographed.”
Jairam Ramesh, Congress general secretary, did not mince words as he questioned the authenticity of Prime Minister Modi’s actions. He took to Twitter stating, “The video of the self-imposed, choreographed consolation by the ‘Master Of Drama in India’ has completely exposed the insincerity behind the photographs released yesterday. The face-saving exercise has backfired. The youth of India will not be fooled by these desperate antics.”
The backdrop of this criticism unfolded against the backdrop of campaigning for the assembly elections in Rajasthan and Telangana. Ramesh’s pointed remarks suggested a calculated attempt by Modi at image maintenance, and in the charged political atmosphere where optics play a crucial role, the Congress sought to capitalize on what they perceived as a misstep by the Prime Minister.
The political discourse surrounding the incident reflected the high stakes and intense competition characterizing the electoral landscape in Rajasthan and Telangana during that period.
The Congress, seizing the opportunity, aimed to leverage the controversy to sway the opinion of the youth, asserting that they would not be swayed by what they deemed as desperate tactics.
The incident adds another layer of drama to the already intense electoral battleground, where every move and gesture by political leaders is under scrutiny.