At the time when his party was busy in cornering the government over the crucial issue of Dalit protests in Gujarat, the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was seen taking a ‘nap’ in Lok Sabha today.
Amid the heated debate between the BJP MPs and Opposition benches during the debate, television cameras panned to show Rahul sitting with his hands on his forehead seemingly disinterested in what as going around him.
As the Congress benches erupted in protest over Rajnath’s remarks, television footage inescapably showed Rahul sleeping with his forehead resting in his palm. Even as his party’s Lok Sabha chief Mallikarjun Kharge and his fellow MPs were on their feet shouting their objections, Rahul seemed to sleep on.
The Congress has been using the incident of thrashing of four Dalit youth in Gujarat’s Una to slam the ruling BJP. Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit the Gujarat town on July 21.
However, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury gave a clarification on party vice-president’s nap, saying that he was just “resting his eyes”.
And this nothing short of a hilarious dumb explanation i have ever heard. Watch yourself :
WATCH: Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury’s clarification on Rahul Gandhi appearing to be dozing off in Lok Sabha.https://t.co/BdhqvGwG1U
— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2016
Expectedly, Twitterati was quick to take a dig at Rahul Gandhi, here are few of the trending tweets:
Guys calm down. Rahul Gandhi was NOT sleeping in Parliament.. https://t.co/m2KaebkbPb
— José Covaco (@HoeZaay) July 20, 2016
Sleeping thinking or hearing Rahul Gandhi looks pathetic The burden Congress putting on him killing him https://t.co/9A2dcyVeRq
— Ram Datt Sharma (@RDATT26) July 21, 2016
oops !! #Rahul baba did it agai. ?? was he playing Pokemon till late or watching chota Bheem ?
— Ruchi Shukla (@sirfruchi) July 20, 2016
Don’t you think rahul gandhi sleeping is still better than rahul gandhi speaking?
— one tip one hand (@OneTipOneHand_) July 20, 2016