New Delhi: Online word game ‘Wordle’ has gone viral recently on social media and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi jumped the bandwagon on Thursday to take a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP.
In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi shared an image of the online game to take a swipe at PM Modi over several issues like taxes and Pegasus snooping row. However, the image is a manufactured one and not the real game.
Wordle 056 6/6 pic.twitter.com/T4eaGMEw3f
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 13, 2022
What Is Wordle?
For the unitiated, Wordle is a game that tests your vocabulary and players have to guess five-letter words in six tries.
After each guess, the colour of the tiles changes to show if it is correct or not. A green tile means the letter guessed by the player is correct and in the correct position. A yellow tile means the letter is in the answer but not in the right spot. If the letter is not in the word selected by the website, the tile turns grey.
The word game has the internet hooked, with people sharing their results on Twitter.
What Rahul Gandhi Shared On Twitter
On Thursday, Rahul Gandhi shared a manufactured screenshot of the Wordle game with words like “JUMLA”, “TAXES”, “HUMDO”, “JHOLA”, “SNOOP” and “PHOTO”. Gandhi has used all these words previously to criticise the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Accompanying the tweet, Rahul Gandhi posted a caption: “Guess who?”
The Congress has repeatedly attacked PM Modi over ‘jumlas’ (empty rhetoric) and taxes, referring to the introduction of GST. The party has hit out at the BJP over the faulty implementation of the GST, saying it had destroyed the economy and was a big blow to the unorganised sector.
The “hum do, humaare do” slogan has been used by Rahul Gandhi on several occassions to allege that the Modi government was promoting crony capitalism.
The word ‘snoop’ may be seen as a reference to the Pegasus snooping issue, which had lead to uproar in Parliament last year.
A report by a consortium of media agencies said that politicians, journalists and activists were potential targets of surveillance through Israeli firm NSO Group’s Pegasus software.