Social media buzz: Why Kerala Congress says 'BJP insulted cricket'?

The post targeted the correlation between governance and national sporting achievements, emphasizing the importance of leadership during such moments of national pride.

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In a recent tweet, the official Twitter account of Kerala Congress sparked a discussion linking political governance with cricket achievements. They emphasized that India was doing better when the Congress party held control. The political party invited voters to recall the nation's World Cup victories by looking back at history through a lens of facts and values. The post targeted the correlation between governance and national sporting achievements, emphasizing the importance of leadership during such moments of national pride.

Kerala Congress's on World Cups

The post shared by Congress Kerala regarding the Cricket World Cup depicted a modest stance. It highlighted that the Congress government, during its tenure, celebrated two World Cup victories in 1983 and 2011, but refrained from claiming them as government achievements. This approach prompted discussions on the association between sports success and political governance. 

In the post, Congress stated that team selection wasn't our prerogative; it was entrusted to a selection committee comprising top-tier players. We never touted it as a victory for our government; rather, it belonged to the team and the people of India.

BJP's interference in cricket

Drawing a comparison, the post implied a lack of cricketing success during BJP's tenure and accused the party of politicizing the sport. The Congress criticized BJP's alleged interference in cricketing affairs and referred to recent events at the Narendra Modi stadium. By highlighting these contrasts, the Congress aimed to draw attention to what they perceived as a departure from the values of sportsmanship and fair play.

Netizen response

The tweet evoked diverse reactions online. While some criticized the Congress for intertwining sports and politics, others supported the party's perspective, citing previous instances of political commentary on cricket and leadership.