‘Master of drama’, says Congress as Modi meets team India after defeat

Narendra Modi with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.

New Delhi: On Tuesday, the Congress criticised the prime minister of India, calling him the “master of drama.”

The criticism arose following his video with cricketers in the dressing room post India’s World Cup loss to Australia, with the Congress alleging the entire scene was “choreographed.”

Jairam Ramesh, Congress general secretary, asserted that the youth of India wouldn’t be swayed by such desperate tactics. He tweeted, “The video of the self-imposed, choreographed consolation by the ‘Master Of Drama in India’ has completely exposed the insincerity behind the photographs released yesterday. The face-saving exercise has backfired. The youth of India will not be fooled by these desperate antics.”

This criticism unfolded amidst fervent campaigning for the assembly elections in Rajasthan and Telangana.

Ramesh’s pointed remarks questioned the authenticity of Modi’s actions, suggesting a calculated attempt at image maintenance. In the charged political atmosphere, where optics play a significant role, the Congress sought to capitalise on what they perceived as a misstep by Modi.

After the India’s loss, Modi had shared a brief video on social media showcasing his interaction with the cricket squad. The political discourse surrounding the incident reflected the high stakes and intense competition characterising the electoral landscape in Rajasthan and Telangana during that period.

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