Their effort to invoke nostalgia landed on its face when they asked a Twitter poll about former PM Nehru’s Bhutan excursions. A Twitter poll asked with the hashtag #KnowYourLegacy asked: “In the absence of motorable roads in Bhutan in 1958, PM Nehru rode on an animal to visit the country. What animal was it? [sic]”
The options were:
Now, anyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of history will know that Nehru rode a yak in Bhutan where there were no roads, but netizens felt this was too good a chance not to mock the party.
When the poll was run, over 67% picked the donkey, and Congress deleted the original poll and started it again, but there was one problem, the donkey option was still there.
Here is the tweet:
In the absence of motorable roads in Bhutan in 1958, PM Nehru rode on an animal to visit the country. What animal was it? #KnowYourLegacy
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 4, 2017
— কাঞ্চন গুপ্ত (@KanchanGupta) September 4, 2017
— #Dя. सेंधमार 🇮🇳 (@bhujang_pd) September 4, 2017
Nehru always believed in Eco Friendly traveling… While Modi uses Air India one, Nehru used donkey.
Modi keeps pen, Nehru 🌹
— Mihir Jha (@MihirkJha) September 3, 2017
Congress Party itself trolling Nehru. and the Poll suggests Nehru rode Donkey. Current INC is full of those now https://t.co/N1CDKrCyc5
— Tenaliraman (@Tenaliraman__) September 4, 2017
The question doesn't change, so does the response! pic.twitter.com/RJGYiMAEDf
— Mukul Sharma 🇮🇳 (@mukkulsharma) September 4, 2017
— Sir Zaid Hamid Insa (@SZaidHamid) September 4, 2017