Yet another program of Rahul Gandhi in the United States has sparked controversy. In a public program organized in the United States and attended by Rahul Gandhi, a disrespectful incident occurred during the singing of the national anthem, drawing criticism from BJP leaders. The incident, which took place on May 30 in San Francisco, has sparked widespread debate and condemnation.
During the event, as the national anthem began playing, it was observed that both the audience and dignitaries present did not stand up from their seats. Adding to the unfortunate incident, the microphone malfunctioned halfway through the anthem, further compounding the disrespect shown towards the nation’s symbol.
As a video capturing the incident surfaced online, criticism quickly emerged from various quarters. BJP leaders, including Amit Malviya and Shehzad Poonawalla, took to social media platforms to express their disappointment and condemn the behavior exhibited during the national anthem.
Malviya highlighted the significance of standing respectfully when the national anthem is played, emphasizing that it is a customary practice for Indians. He also noted that Rahul Gandhi’s address was directed exclusively towards individuals from Pakistan and Bangladesh, raising questions about his commitment to the Indian identity.
Poonawalla echoed similar sentiments, describing the incident as both shocking and shameful. The disregard shown towards the national anthem at an event attended by a prominent political figure has left many disheartened and deeply concerned about the values and respect for national symbols.
The event, organized under the name ‘Mohabat Ki Dukan’ (Shop of Love), aimed to foster cultural exchange and understanding between different communities. However, the incident has overshadowed the event’s intended purpose, shifting the focus towards the lack of respect displayed during the singing of the national anthem.
The incident has ignited discussions on social media platforms, with many expressing their disappointment and demanding an explanation from Rahul Gandhi and the organizers. Furthermore, the incident has garnered attention not only in India but also among the Indian diaspora abroad, leading to concerns about the image projected on an international platform.