Is there a prohibition on politicians going out with friends to have a meal at a restaurant? Is it wrong for politicians to socialize? India Today’s Managing Editor Rahul Kanwal posted an update at 6:54 pm on April 22nd on his official Facebook page with two pictures of Rahul Gandhi which were purportedly released by former Congress Leader Barkha Shukla who joined BJP yesterday. In these pictures, Rahul Gandhi can be seen sitting with 3 other people at a restaurant/pub. “It’s gone viral. Images of Rahul Gandhi and his friends at a pub. These pictures have been released by former Cong leader, Barkha Shukla, who has joined the BJP recently,” stated Rahul Kanwal in his status update.
Why has Rahul Kanwal posted personal pictures of a politician on his Facebook page? What is the motive? Political leaders launching personal attacks at each other is a common thing, especially during the Election time, but why would a senior journalist like Rahul Kanwal indulge in such behaviour? Expectedly, he got called out by a lot of people on his Facebook page.
It is one thing if a person chooses to post their own personal pictures in the public domain. Rahul Kanwal has done that in the past on his own Twitter timeline.
Sumptuous Parampara Thali at Paradise Guwahati. Fresh fish tenga. Pitika. Duck curry. Kahudi. Kharoli. Khorisa. pic.twitter.com/Sddm9m7jMC
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) March 21, 2016
However, posting personal pictures of other people on your personal Facebook page just because a leader from an opposing party posted them is downright pathetic.
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