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Out of office but no peace: Twitter spoils Rahul's break

Soon after it was announced that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was granted leave of absence to introspect the 'recent events and future course of the party', people on Twitter came out armed with wit and sarcasm over the announcement.

india Updated: Feb 23, 2015 18:20 IST
Hindustan Times
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There will be no break for Rahul Gandhi--at least not on Twitter. The Congress vice president was the target of sarcasm, jokes and cricticsm after it emerged that he had taken "leave of absence" from the party to "reflect and introspect".

"Rahul Gandhi asks for some leave from Congress ( reflection time.). Oh, I thought he was on long leave already ....", tweeted senior journalist Barkha Dutt.

In a surprise move, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has taken a sabbatical "for a few weeks" following the party's whitewash in the Delhi assembly polls after a string of electoral losses - including the Lok Sabha polls in 2014.

Some on Twitter hoped that he would finally find the enlightenment he's seeking in life. "So what were all the breaks Rahul Gandhi took before this? Unofficial leave of absence? Hope he finds his Banyan tree of enlightenment", @rahulkanwal tweeted.

Here are a few more tweets that will certainly crack you up:

The Congress has been performing badly at the hustings, which started with the Lok Sabha elections last year and continued in the assembly elections in various states including Delhi recently.

The debacle in Delhi, where Congress failed to get even one seat in the 70-member House, was more stunning as the party had ruled the state for 15 years till December 2013.

First Published: Feb 23, 2015 17:08 IST