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Congress Leaders Trolled For Having Choley Bhaturey Before Starting Day Long Fast

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| April 9 , 2018 , 18:25 IST

With a well-planned day-long fast to 'Protect Communal Harmony', Indian National Congress leaders were ready to start their day but an unprecedented controversy ruined it for them when a photographer posted a picture of several ministers eating Choley Bhaturey at Chiana Ram sweets just before commencing their hunger strike.

After having a heavy breakfast of North India's favourite meal 'Chole Bhatura', Congress leaders joined their President Rahul Gandhi for his day-long "fast" in front of the VIP Gate of the Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi at Rajghat to promote and protect communal harmony across the nation.

Reportedly, all party workers across India were directed by Gandhi to observe the fast in their respective state and district headquarters but Twitterati is wondering if that they are too following the procedure as Ajay Maken, Arvinder Singh Lovely and Haroon Yusuf did today's morning.

Seems like Rahul Gandhi's initiative to promote communal harmony has turned into another controversy for Congress. In another embarrassment, accused of leading riots against Sikh community Jagdish Tytler & Sajjan Kumar turn up at their 'peace rally' but were soon asked to leave.

Justifying their act of asking the duo to vacate the stage, Congress Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken stated that "leaders who did not meet the criteria were asked to leave" adding that only party office bearers and former ministers were supposed to join the Congress president on the stage.

Congress spokesperson, Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "Communal harmony and brotherhood is under threat in Modi government, they want to divide the society, hence it is the duty of Congress party to fight against such powers and this is what we have come together for."

The Rahul Gandhi-led fast in New Delhi is Congress' protest for supporting the Dalit community in their demand for dilution of the SC/ST Act by the Supreme Court. The protest is also against government's alleged failure to discuss key issues in the recently concluded Budget Session of Parliament.