During his three-day visit to Tamil Nadu, former and to-be Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday left his translator baffled at a roadshow in Coimbatore, during which the man attempted to fan sentiments of Tamilian sub-nationalism as somehow parallel to patriotism for India. The way Rahul Gandhi put it left the translator at a shortage of words, who, after translating one part of Gandhi’s bizarre statement could not help but seek clarification from the Congress prince. Mysteriously, Rahul Gandhi also claimed that he had a ‘blood relationship’ with the state and not a ‘political’ one.
Speaking at the roadshow in Coimbatore, Rahul Gandhi said, “If we say Tamil Nadu is India, then we have to say India is Tamil Nadu. It cannot be that we say that Tamil Nadu is India, but India is not Tamil Nadu”. However, soon after Rahul said the latter half of the statement, his translator wore a confused look as he helplessly turned to him with the hope of receiving some clarification. “It cannot be like Modi ji says that Tamil Nadu is a part of India but India is not Tamil Nadu”, Rahul Gandhi senselessly clarified, as PM Modi has never suggested anything near to what Rahul was busy insinuating at his roadshow.
If despite this, PEOPLE vote for CONGRESS, only god can save these TAMILIAN's….
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This is not the first time that Rahul Gandhi has been left embarrassed before an audience due to his translator’s inability to coherently catch his out of context and meaningless statements and then translate them into the regional language concerned. Earlier in 2019, for example, Rahul was left red-faced when Congress leader PJ Kurien found it nearly impossible to translate the statements made by him in English to Malayalam.
Once again, as is normal in the case of Rahul Gandhi, he made a mockery out of himself and his party. Such an embarrassment that comes in the runup to the state elections, will only add to the miseries of the Congress party. The baffling of his translator should be an indication that Rahul Gandhi’s divisive politics is not welcome in Tamil Nadu, as it leaves people devoid of words.
As for Rahul trying to fan sub-nationalistic sentiments in Tamil Nadu to take on the Hindutva push of the saffron party, we all now know how that went down. Rahul Gandhi is making regular appearances in Tamil Nadu as the Congress, unlike in West Bengal and Assam, at least hopes to put up a respectable fight in the southern state. With such gaffe’s however, Rahul is only helping his opponents.