• Saturday, June 15, 2024


India’s secular opposition party hails cricket team’s diversity to take dig at Modi’s BJP

‘Diverse regions, Varied languages, Distinct religions, yet, one unwavering ‘Team India’, the party wrote on X.

File Photos of Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav who are part of India’s squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Later, Prasidh Krishna replaced Pandya while Ravichandran Ashwin came in the place of Patel. (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

THE Indian National Congress, India’s major opposition party, on Friday (17) highlighted that ‘Team India’ embodies the true essence of the nation as its members come from diverse regions, varied languages and distinct religions and exhorted it to go for the ongoing cricket World Cup.

The Congress’ posts on X had political undertones and an oblique reference to ‘INDIA’ (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) bloc of parties which have decided to come together to take on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by prime minister Narendra Modi in next general elections.

“Diverse regions, Varied languages, Distinct religions, yet, one unwavering ‘Team India.’ This embodies the true essence of our nation,” the Congress said in a post on its official X handle.

It also used expressions like “Chak de Team India”, “TEAM INDIA – ‘NAAM’ HI KAAFI HAI” and “Mean in Blue” for Team India along with pictures of players.

The opposition party highlighted the map of India and highlighted “TEAM INDIA” whose players come from across the country and states such as Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

In several posts on X, the Congress also put out pictures of the ‘men in blue’ who are part of Team India, a vague reference to INDIA, the bloc of 26 opposition parties which have got together to take on the BJP in 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

India takes on Australia in the finals of the 2023 World Cup Cricket at Ahmedabad on Sunday (19).

(With PTI inputs)

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