Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi became a butt of social media jokes on Thursday, after a photograph of him entering Parliament with a transcript of his speech went viral.
By the evening, a hashtag ridiculing the Congress leader had started trending on Twitter.
"Does Rahul Gandhi himself know or understand what he says?" BJP leader Nupur Sharma tweeted.
Giriraj Singh, another BJP leader, posted: "I think some thing is missing in this sheet...like...'I am Rahul Gandhi and I m from congress'".
It all started after The Telegraph newspaper printed a photo on its front page that showed the Congress leader holding a sheaf of papers.
“Log PM Modi ko sunna chahte hai, woh unki rai janna chahte hai, Modigate par, Vyapam par,” the first point said. The letters were distinctly visible in the close-up photo.
Also, scribbled on the piece of the paper were messages such as: “People want to hear Prime Minister Modi, they want to know his opinion, on Modigate, on Vyapam” and the “3 monkeys of Gandhi ji”.
These were some of the points Gandhi mentioned in his speech during a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Lalit Modi controversy on Wednesday.
On Thursday, finance minister Arun Jaitley criticised Gandhi, saying "he cannot make a distinction between parliamentary speech and sloganeering and the more he grows old, the more he is immature".
Twitteratti snatched the opportunity to mock the Congress leader, who is no stranger to such treatment on the social media. During Gandhi's sabbatical earlier this year, memes and posts flooded Twitter to question his sudden disappearance.
Here are some of the tweets that came in reaction to his speech transcript photo. And guess what? Some even supported him.
Repeated failures cause delusional disorders & that surely seems to the case with #RahulGandhi .— Manish Anand (@IndiaProbe) August 13, 2015
Rahul doesn't know how dictionaries are compiled. New words are getting added. Now expert without knowledge means Rahul Gandhi courtesy AJ.— Anil kumar Acharya (@AniilkumarAnil) August 13, 2015
We found another Chatur Ramalingam of 3 ediots from Parliament that is Rahul Gandhi— Atul Tiwari (@tiwariatul1996) August 13, 2015
Rahul Gandhi had to write down what the 3 monkeys of Gandhiji are. That speaks a lot about the mental capacity of this overgrown child-man— IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) August 13, 2015
Interesting that Congress icon Rahul Gandhi is not able to speak for India & Indians from the core of his heart &... http://t.co/NQZ1ZBsWHq— NiKHiL AnAnD (@NiKHiL_20July) August 13, 2015
What is wrong in keeping notes? It's immaterial what he wrote. That's for himself. #RahulGandhi— avinash pareek (@avinashpareek) August 13, 2015
While I am still not much of a fan of Rahul Gandhi, There is nothing wrong in anyone carrying notes of important points to talk.— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) August 13, 2015