"We are not against any media but the impact of the Time cover story would be adverse on foreign investments into the country." said state youth Congress chief M Yuvaraj to a reporter of The Times of India. Little did he realize in his limited merit that the face of the country gets blackened even more when the ruling party members take on the streets with such stupid agenda. When a tweet reads – “Congress members burned Times of India because they found it cheaper than the TIME magazine”. It is read by millions across the world and doesn’t reflect anything positive about the country’s investment scenario.
Youth congress was supposed to be a proud creation of Rahul Gandhi. However, I wonder how the person touted as the country’s next prime minister reacted when he learned that some 30 protesters from the party were burning The Times of India instead of the TIME magazine. And this came barely three days after the party was involved in another fiasco in north east part of the country where they were blamed for creating violence.
Congress is finding it hard in the midst of all corruption charges and scams being unearthed. In such a scenario they would do best to maintain the control over their illiterate local chapters who seem to be ranting at everything they see. On tweeter summarized the country’s situation as, “Don't wear Timex watches or use Times New Roman fonts. Don't talk about your trip to Times Square. Time kharab chal raha hai”. Hopefully the central government will realize that they did more harm to their image than the magazine article actually did.
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