KPCC book targets BJP, but uses Congress pics

via published on June 15, 2011

TUMKUR: The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), which hit the streets with much fanfare to launch its Congress Nadige – Janara Balige programme to highlight the party’s “achievements” and the ruling BJP government’s “failures”, had to face embarrassment on Tuesday.

The party meant to show the BJP’s “atrocities” on people through pictures in a booklet, but instead used photos of police action against a woman in Andhra during former Congress chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s regime.

Page 30, which highlights the “failures” of the Home Department, has a picture wrongly claiming police excesses against a woman. Another picture depicts police lathicharge on farmers, but the picture of the “victims” clearly seems to be from another part of the country.

Yet another picture from Andhra shows policewomen carrying away a woman protestor.

This picture dates back to 2007 and is related to a protest by Left parties against police firing, again during then Andhra chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s rule.

Interestingly, the TDP and the BJP had extended support to the protest.

Clearly, the KPCC seems to have hastily downloaded pictures from the Internet without cross-checking whether they pertained to Karnataka or not.


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