A political dispute erupted between Himanta Biswa Sarma and Rahul Gandhi following a viral video showing Gandhi petting a dog and offering it a biscuit during a yatra in Jharkhand. Sarma criticized Gandhi, citing a past incident involving biscuits shared with Gandhi's pet dog Pidi. Sarma reaffirmed his decision to leave Congress.
the latest political turmoil, Assam
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi are
entangled in a heated dispute stemming from a viral video. The video, captured
during a yatra in Jharkhand, depicts Gandhi affectionately petting a dog and
extending a biscuit to it.
However, the dog declines the offering, leading Gandhi to pass the 'rejected biscuit' to a Congress supporter nearby. This incident sparked a flurry of reactions on social media, with internet users drawing parallels to a previous episode involving Sarma and Gandhi.
who was tagged in the video, seized the opportunity to revisit a past encounter
where he and other Congress leaders were allegedly offered biscuits from the
same plate that Gandhi's pet dog Pidi had eaten from. This incident served as a
catalyst for Sarma's decision to depart from his former party.
to social media, Sarma reinforced his stance, declaring, "Not only Rahul
Gandhi but the entire family could not make me eat that biscuit." He
reaffirmed his pride in being an Assamese and Indian, underlining his refusal
to succumb to such gestures and ultimately resigning from the Congress party.
online exchange intensified as users highlighted the perceived disrespect
towards party workers and supporters, citing instances where party leaders
equated them to dogs or offered them biscuits rejected by animals. The
controversy underscores deeper tensions within the political landscape, fueling
debates over leadership and party dynamics.