Script goes wrong: Twitter jokes about Rahul's speech sheet

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 14, 2015 14:08 IST
A screenshot of the front page of The Telegraph that shows Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi holding a transcript of his speech in Lok Sabha.

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'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.

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