We have always known politics to take dirty turns whenever logic has failed. Spanning from the darkest whataboutery to adultery, the politicians climbed down the drain to get more juice to taint their counterparts.
Especially in this new era of hyper-nationalism where everything including this virus has been politicised, politics has reached every single household in its grandest incarnation.
The fans love it and yet indulge themselves in these ugly wars from behind their keyboards. This is what makes it fascinating and equally horrendous. In one such incident, two politicos took it upon themselves to fight out the gutter war.
Things turned extremely ugly when national co-ordinator, Gaurav Pandhi took it to a personal level to drown Awanish Kumar Awasthi’s image. He straightaway attacked Awasthi’s wife quoting, “UP Addl Chief Secretary @AwasthiAwanishK is behaving like BJP’s Shakhaboy, against poor migrant workers. Is it because his wife Malini Awasthi does hundreds of shows for UP Govt and hence earning crores from BJP Govt?
UP Addl Chief Secretary @AwasthiAwanishK is behaving like BJP's Shakhaboy, against poor migrant workers. Is it because his wife Malini Awasthi does hundreds of shows for UP Govt and hence earning crores from BJP Govt?
Their bank account statements won't be surprising at all! pic.twitter.com/ht3iNABNuf
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) May 19, 2020
Their bank account statements won’t be surprising at all! https://t.co/ht3iNABNuf”.
Now as we all know it is a sin tainting a woman, as Indians have previously taken to battlefields for the same, the woman spoke up with immense panache defending her own image and her husband’s too.
Her response was in Hindi, which when translated to English stands like, “Give proof of this or be ready for legal action @GauravPandhi. Those who look at 48 years of hard work of a woman with maliciousness, if the arrows fall short in the quiver of your disgusting politics, then you would stoop to such a low level? My husband’s character and honesty is exemplified throughout the state.”
अपनी इस बात का प्रमाण दो या फिर वैधानिक कार्यवाही के लिये तैयार रहो @GauravPandhi
एक स्त्री के 48 वर्षों के परिश्रम को दुर्भावना से देखने वाले,तुम्हारी घिनौनी राजनीति के तरकश में तीर कम पड़ गए तो इस नीचता पर उतर आए?मेरे पति के चरित्र व ईमानदारी की मिसाल पूरे प्रदेश में दी जाती है https://t.co/XGxQnhSOQk
— मालिनी अवस्थी Malini Awasthi (@maliniawasthi) May 19, 2020
This did trigger a Twitter war for sure, however, it is just one replica of politics stooping to its new low as it lacked ratiocination and sense.