New Delhi, Aug 12: Congress President Rahul Gandhi once again became a butt of jokes by winking during a rally in Jaipur on Saturday. After addressing the rally in Jaipur, Gandhi scion was reportedly seen winking at his party member Sachin Pilot.
As per the report, after the rally at Ramlila Maidan, when all the leaders were present on the stage, Gandhi winked at Pilot before meeting party’s veteran leader Ashok Gehlot. Following his gesture, Pilot came forward and shook hands with Gehlot and also shared some light moments.
Recent controversy over the chief ministerial face of the Congress had started. Pilot, the party’s Rajasthan chief, said it will contest the elections under Gandhi’s leadership. While party leader Lalchand Kataria said Gehlot, a former chief minister, should be projected as the chief ministerial candidate to save the Congress in Rajasthan, which goes to polls at year end.
However, this is not the first time Gandhi was seen winking publicly. Rahul Gandhi on July 20 took everyone by surprise when he walked up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and gave him a warm hug after finishing his speech during the no-confidence motion debate in Parliament. While some cheered and some made fun of this act, Rahul Gandhi explained his gesture saying that people may call him what they will but he doesn’t have any hatred in his heart.
Gandhi was severely criticised by the BJP leaders for hugging Modi during his speech. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had described Gandhi as an “incapable leader” to hold any public office, while the Congress said that Gandhi’s hug was full of grace and Modi’s attack on him exposes “politics of hate”.
Earlier in the day, Congress President Rahul Gandhi again invited mockery on social media and by the BJP. Rahul had questioned why the state government did not buy cellphones for its scheme from public-sector undertaking BHEL.
In a video clip tweeted by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, Rahul, while addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh on Friday, can be purportedly heard saying there was a scam in Chhattisgarh government’s cellphone distribution scheme as they were not being bought from BHEL.
“Why were these mobile phones not brought from the BHEL. Explain it to us, why did they not buy it from BHEL. You should understand, on one side is the Rafale scam, and this side is a cellphone scam,” Rahul Gandhi purportedly said.
This is not the first Rahul Gandhi has led to a social media storm with his goof-ups. In June this year, Rahul had said that the founder of Coca-Cola started by selling “shikanji” or lemonade and McDonald was born from a dhaba.