NEW DELHI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was made a butt of jokes on Thursday after a photograph went viral on social media, exposing a transcript of speech he made in the Parliament on Wednesday.
An English daily which published the photograph first, claimed Rahul was holding the transcript while entering into the Parliament. Few BJP leaders also took the opportunity to ridicule the Gandhi scion who had been at the forefront of a scathing attack on the NDA government in the just concluded Monsoon session of the parliament.
Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh tweeted: “I think some thing is missing in this sheet…like…’I am Rahul Gandhi and I m from congress'”. Another BJP leader Nupur Sharma asked “Does Rahul Gandhi himself know or understand what he says?” on the micro-blogging site.
“Log PM Modi ko sunna chahte hai, woh unki rai janna chahte hai, Modigate par, Vyapam par,” were visible in the close-up photograph of the piece of paper apart from “People want to hear Prime Minister Modi, they want to know his opinion, on Modigate, on Vyapam” and the “3 monkeys of Gandhi ji”.
Rahul had indeed made these points while speaking on the Lalit Modi controversy on Wednesday. Union Ministers Arun Jaitley hit back saying “he cannot make a distinction between parliamentary speech and sloganeering and the more he grows old, the more he is immature”.