Hindi news channel ABP News anchor Rubika Liyaquat has once again come under the target of congress spokesperson as well as social media users, people are trolling her fiercely by calling her a BJP spokesperson. At the same time, #भाजपा_प्रवक्ता_रुबिका (BJP Spokesperson Rubika) as also trending on micro-blogging website Twitter. In fact, during a live debate on ABP News, when Ramdev was addressed as ‘lala (businessman)’ by a spokesperson of India’s largest opposition party, the show’s anchor Rubika Liyaquat called former Congress president Rahul Gandhi ‘Baba Rahul’. ‘ Said, after which Congress spokesperson Ragini Nayak got furious. Along with this, the TV anchor also came under target of Congress supporters.
In fact, during the live TV debate, Congress spokesperson Ragini Nayak was responding to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan’s remarks on Rahul Gandhi and at the same time she took a potshot at Patanjali Ayurved Company founder Baba Ramdev and called him Lala Ramdev, on which Rubika Liaquat called Rahul Gandhi Baba Rahul. The Congress spokesperson said, “Had Dr. Harsh Vardhan (India’s health minister) shown the same kind of swiftness in dealing with the corona management the way he has reacted to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet, the country’s condition wouldn’t be so bad today. We wouldn’t have seen such a trail of deaths and destruction.”
Nayak then reminded how Harsh Vardhan had held a joint press conference to promote Coronil, produced by Ramdev’s Patanjali. She said, “The same Harsh Vardhan was promoting Coronil with Lala Ramdev. The same Lala Ramdev was saying that doctors died even after getting two doses of vaccines. He (Ramdev) then said that no one’s fathers had capabilities to arrest me (after FIRs were filed against him).”
Reacting to this, Rubika Liyaquat interrupted Nayak and said, “You can call Baba Ramdev ‘Lala Ramdev’ but you should tell us about ‘Baba Rahul Gandhi’.”
In response, Ragini Nayak said angrily, “I could have understood if a BJP spokesperson had said this (reacting to Ramdev being called ‘Lala’), but an anchor should not use such words for a national leader of this country. I register my protest on this.”
Angered by the development, Congress spokespersons called Liyaquat a BJP spokesperson and trended #भाजपा_प्रवक्ता_रुबिका, which translates as ‘BJP spokesperson Rubika.’