NEW DELHI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi took a dig on Sunday at critics questioning the sudden surge in his acceptance on Twitter with a sarcastic tweet “confessing” that his pet puppy was driving the posts. He also set out a online video of the pet.
“People (have) been asking who tweets for this male… I am coming clean up, it is really me… Pidi. I am way cooler than him. Look what I can do with a tweet… oops… deal with!” Rahul tweeted.
Ppl been asking who tweets for this male..I am coming clean up..it is really me..Pidi..I am way 😎 than him. Look what I can do w… https://t.co/PuIbHkn2Q8
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG)
The post straight away captivated considerable comment and noticed former Congress functionary and now BJP minister in Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma responding that he recognised the pet that Rahul stored feeding when Sarma sought to discuss political difficulties in advance of the assembly polls in 2016.
“Sir who is aware of him far better than me. However try to remember you active feeding biscuits to him though we required to discuss urgent Assam’s difficulties (sic),” Sarma explained in a tweet. Sarma’s allegation established off another spherical of bickering.
Sir @OfficeOfRG,who is aware of him far better than me.However try to remember you active feeding biscuits 2 him though We required to disc… https://t.co/Q8hOuRfozE
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa)
In the online video, Rahul can be heard encouraging his pet Pidi to do namaste, at which it stands up on its haunches. Positioning a puppy deal with on Pidi’s muzzle, he instructs the puppy to stay. Then, at the snap of his fingers, the deal with disappears with a skilful twitch of its head and Rahul exclaims, “excellent boy”.
Rahul’s tweet was aimed at his detractors who declare that his latest witticisms on Twitter were not his personal but managed by a focused workforce of social media gurus.
In the latest previous, tweets posted by the Congress V-P have frequently grabbed headlines. Rahul has been in the news for a sudden increase in his retweets and variety of followers. His Twitter manage, @OfficeOfRG, obtained more than a person million new followers concerning July and September this year.
It was also documented that lots of of his followers joined Twitter in October and experienced not posted a single tweet. Nevertheless, some media stories also claimed that the surge in the variety of followers and retweets of Rahul’s Twitter manage was artificially created by bots with Russian, Kazakh or Indonesian features as they were routinely retweeting the Congress V-P’s tweets. This has been denied by Congress’s social media cell.
In a person of his more well-known tweets, Rahul retweeted on October 15 US President Donald Trump’s tweet endorsing increasing ties with Pakistan with his personal tweet, “Modiji rapid, seems like President Trump desires another hug.”
Latest tweets by @OfficeofRG have received traction on social media with posts that mocked GST as “Gabbar Singh Tax”, or turning weatherman to forecast “jumlon ki baarish (rain of rhetoric)” ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s pay a visit to to poll-certain Gujarat.
Rahul also mocked finance minister Arun Jaitley’s declare on the financial system with a rhyme in colloquial Hindi, holding that the financial system was in the ICU and “Dr Jaitley’s” medicines were ineffective. “Dr Jaitley, the financial system is in the ICU because of take note ban and GST,” he tweeted.
He also tweeted a doggerel, “Aap kehtey hai aap kisi se kum nahi/magar aapki dava mein dum nahi (You declare you are no less than many others, but your medicines have no strength).”