Meerut- Congress district president removed for 'provocative' message about 'Pappu'
"Pappu" is the term critics generally use while slamming party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
Pradhan reportedly sent several messages to a WhatsApp group titled 'Indian National Congress' lauding "Pappu"s visit to Mandsaur.
He has now been removed from all party posts.
What did the message say?
The message, meant to praise Rahul for his acts, carried a hint of sarcasm.
"Pappu could have joined hands with Adani, Ambani and Mallya but he did not do that. Pappu could have been a minister or even the Prime Minister, but he did not go down that road. Instead, he put his life on the line by going to Mandsaur," it read.
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Screenshots photoshopped, says party didn't allow me to explain: Pradhan
Ramkrishna Dwivedi, chairman of the disciplinary committee, called it "an attempt to malign the party leadership".
Meanwhile, Pradhan has denied sending the "provocative" message, claiming the screenshots were photoshopped.