Rahul Gandhi’s address at Berkeley gets praise, brickbats on Twitter
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressed students at the University of California, Berkeley, criticising the Modi government on its economic policies and handling of Kashmir conflict.
Apart from demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax, Gandhi also referred to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the killing of leftist journalist Gauri Lankesh earlier this month in his address on Tuesday.
Twitter users had a mixed response to Gandhi’s address. Some deemed it “the best speech” by the Congress leader while his critics said it was difficult to take the party seriously.
Here’s a look at some of the reactions:
Congress leaders were all praises for Gandhi:
In 1949, India’s first prime minister and Gandhi’s grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru had delivered a speech at the university. Leaders from Congress party praised Gandhi’s speech for its candour and eloquence.
His supporters were there in numbers
But Gandhi’s critics were unsparing too:
BJP leaders were vocal in their criticism of Gandhi’s speech: