The Indian govt is pushing for "positivity" to fend off criticism, both in the country & abroad. This has set up a new political dispute. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has called it "burying one's head in the sand", & a betrayal of citizens.

Rahul Gandhi said, "The false assurance of 'positive thinking' is a joke on those families & health workers who have lost their loved ones."  While, Prashant Kishor has called it "disgusting" to push "propaganda" in the name of spreading positivity.

       

"Propaganda": Rahul Gandhi, Prashant Kishor On Centre's "Positivity" Push

WHAT?

The government's mega-push for "positivity" to fend off criticism, both in the country and abroad, has set up a new political flashpoint, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi calling it "burying one's head in the sand" and a betrayal of citizens.

WHEN?

Wednesday, 12/05/2021

HOW?

"The false assurance of 'positive thinking is a joke on those families and health workers who have lost their loved ones and are suffering a crisis of oxygen, hospitals, and medicines. Burying one's head in the sand is not positive - it is a betrayal of our citizens," the Congress MP tweeted.

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor called it "disgusting" to push "propaganda" in the name of spreading positivity.

"In the face of a grieving nation and tragedies unfolding all around us, the continued attempt to push FALSEHOOD and PROPAGANDA in the name of spreading POSITIVITY is disgusting! For being positive we don't have to become blind propagandists of the government," Mr. Kishor tweeted.