Amillion hearts just broke, and why wouldn’t they? India’s most eligible bachelor, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, just announced that he doesn’t intend to marry. The 42-year-old’s explanation to it: “If I get married and have children, I will be status quoist and would like my children to take my place.”
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi speaks to the media in New Delhi. AP Photo/Pankaj Nangia
Ever since, social media has been buzzing with comments, jokes and dejection from young women who adore him.
“#RahulGandhi’s refusal to get married is the ultimate insult to women world wide!,” wrote Ashok Garekar @DrGarekar on Twitter. “Dear Rahul Gandhi, challenge accepted. Respectfully, @ShaadiDotCom,” tweeted @MasalaBai. Facebook fan groups for Gandhi have also been overactive with reactions. “Jai ho.......bt rahulji should consider marriage positively.......God bless (sic),” wrote Naveen Rangorath on one of his many fan-pages.
“He has all the power and prestige every girl wishes for. So I just don’t understand why he has to give this fancy ‘in the country’s interest’ funda when he can be successful even if he has a wife! C’mon Rahul, don’t be scared of marriage!” says Ruchi Jha, 27. “He is the most eligible bachelor and so good looking. Why would he say that? I request Rahul Gandhi to reconsider his decision. Pleaseeeeee,” says Priyanka Sharma, 25.
While many suspect that a hunger strike at Jantar Mantar may already be underway, others are poking jokes and insisting it’s not a big deal after all. “So, Rahul Gandhi has decided not to marry. That means, he will listen to only one woman instead of two in his entire life,” wrote Valay @Valayism. “The nation is so obsessed with getting Rahul Gandhi & Salman Khan married!” wrote @namratagogoi.