Rahul's 'nonsense' ordinance remark gives Twitter food for wit!
A number of people tweeted in his support, however not everyone gave him love. The twit wits came out guns blazing. Some made general witty remarks, others expressed their displeasure with his statements.delhi Updated: Sep 28, 2013 19:18 IST
Rahul Gandhi on Friday made a rather determined statement rejecting the government’s ordinance shielding convicted lawmakers. His apparently surprise move earned him bouquets as well as brickbats.
Though caught unawares, the Congress rallied around Gandhi, but the opposition latched on to his strong criticism of a government move.
For the most part, the questions and criticism had solid back up, especially with Gandhi’s remarks seemingly putting pressure on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Gandhi’s remarks triggered a Twitter frenzy, which, in a very un-Twitterish way, continued aggressively on Saturday.
A number of people tweeted in his support, however not everyone gave him love. The twit wits came out guns blazing. Some made general witty remarks, others expressed their displeasure with his statements.
Rahul Gandhi is a interesting topic to talk about now a days— Rituraj Tyagi (@Rituraj_Tyagi) September 28, 2013
After Rahul Gandhi"s remarks on ordinance # Rahul Gandhi want to show that the Government can makes mistakes but Rahul cannot— Satyendra Pd. Singh (@SatyendraPdSing) September 28, 2013
Rahul Gandhi was listening to "Be A Rebel" from Rang De Basanti before he landed up at the Press Club.— Pallavi Kamat (@Pallavisms) September 28, 2013
In a way Rahul Gandhi became the first one to exercise "right to reject" #RahulGandhi— Manu Sharma (@Manusharma79) September 28, 2013
Please, please make Rahul Gandhi our PM, at least for 13 days. :D— Ravi Shekar (@twistedlogix) September 28, 2013
Rahul Gandhi did not take any questions from journalists who asked if he wasn’t undermining PM #OutOfSyllabusQuestion— rajput_saumya (@rajput_saumya) September 28, 2013
If Rahul Gandhi 's outburst was meant to show he’s the boss, he could have accomplished the mission with greater grace.— biju govind (@bijugovind) September 28, 2013
yesterdys, Rahul Gandhi's over reaction was just brought to you by overdose of Bournvita. #ordinance— Anand Gupta (@_Anand_i) September 28, 2013
Rahul Gandhi at home in private... Errr yeh kya kar diya Maine— Vaiju (@vaijrb) September 28, 2013
#RahulGandhi is being sent to Switzerland for treatment..— Ashok Garekar (@DrGarekar) September 28, 2013
Grand Slam Master #RahulGandhi— Boski Gupta (@boskigupta) September 28, 2013
Rahul Gandhi is doing all these bizarre things to get a wildcard entry in #BigBoss7 .— RMithyantha (@RMithyantha) September 28, 2013
Rahul Gandhi has proved that he is > than Rajnikanth Now !! #Ordinance
— Romeo Kardong (@Romeo3k) September 28, 2013
Can Rahul Gandhi send Lunchbox for Oscars?— Varun (@varungrover) September 28, 2013
All in all, Twitter kept up its 'haters gonna hate' image. But the story didn't end there. Towards the afternoon #peoplesRahul started trending on Twitter and the hashtag stayed strong through the evening.
Rahul Gandhi's current status : Damned if you do, damned if you don't. So I'll do what's right. #PeoplesRahul— Katherine Abraham (@katie_abraham) September 28, 2013
#PeoplesRahul with his stand on the ordinance Rahul proved that he has learnt how to stand on his own.. :-)— Pranit Upadhyay (@pranitupadhyay) September 28, 2013
A number of people came out in support of the man who is widely seen as the Congress’ PM face for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Many chose to take an even higher road and expressed their support for Gandhi, asking others to keep the politics out of it.
Orchestrated or not what #RahulGandhi said echoed what many of us felt.— gmasky (@gmasky) September 28, 2013
Tearing the ordinance & this all at the last min. He has really taken the 'Man on Horse' spoken at CII thing seriously #PeoplesRahul— Tushar Patil (@TusshaarPatil) September 28, 2013
Whatever be the reason Rahul Gandhi did the right thing. For the first time i have actually praised a politician.... #PeoplesRahul— Snehan Shourya (@SnehanShourya) September 28, 2013
In a country embroiled in the Rahul Gandhi versus Narendra Modi political debate, keeping the politics out of it seems like a long shot, but finding entertainment within the debate, visibly so, is not hard at all.