Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Choudhury tweets on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary
New Delhi – Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Choudhury paid tribute to late PM Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary with a tweet. The tweet said, “whenever a big tree falls, the earth shakes”.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s now-deleted tweet; he had posted this earlier today. pic.twitter.com/EF77RlskQE
— ANI (@ANI) May 21, 2022
The tweet was later deleted. Choudhury clarified after netizens started trolling him. The clarification said that the expressed thoughts do not belong to him and it was an effort to defame him by hacking his Twitter account.
The tweet against my name in the tweeter account has nothing to do with my own observation.
— Adhir Chowdhury (@adhirrcinc) May 21, 2022
The unfortunate Sikh genocide was a reaction to the late PM Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Rajiv Gandhi tried to justify the genocide by saying, ‘Jab bhi koi bada ped girta hai, toh dharti thodi hilti hai (Whenever a big tree falls, the earth shakes). I am aware of the anger in the people.’ Rajiv Gandhi faced flak over his statement.