Bharat Jodo Yatra: Actor Poonam Kaur responded to online abuse after pictures of Congressman Rahul Gandhi holding her hand during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Telangana went viral and received “derogatory” comments. She said that Rahul Gandhi grasped her hand when she nearly “slipped and toppled” during the trek. The actress tweeted in response to Priti Gandhi of the BJP, saying, “This is absolutely demeaning of you, remember Prime Minister spoke about narishakti,” the actor tweeted in reply to BJP’s Priti Gandhi’s tweet. Gandhi shared the photo of Rahul Gandhi holding Poonam Kaur’s hand and wrote, “Following the footsteps of his great grandfather!!”.
Poonam Kaur’s Tweet:
Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi
In a tweet, Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi took a strong stance in support of the “grandfather’s footsteps,” “If you mean that it results in women walking side by side with men and hand in hand to strengthen and advance the country, then not only will Pandit Nehru’s vision of India be realised, but so will Babasaheb Ambedkar’s and the freedom fighters’ dream of an equal India. Kindly have a seat.”
The BJP’s Priti Gandhi, according to Congress MP Jothimani, is a victim of an ideology that may push women to such a low. “Rahul Gandhi is precisely walking against the same RSS ideology to save people like you from deep-rooted hatred. Pls come and walk for a day with us. You will feel better,” Tweets from Jothimani.
Rahul Gandhi visited with Telangana weavers as actor Poonam Kaur joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra and walked beside him. “His concern, respect and protective nature towards women is something which touched my heart. I with the weavers’ team heartfully thank Rahul Gandhi ji for hearing the weavers’ issues,” the artist wrote.