Rahul Gandhi is back home after a two month “political sabbatical,” and the Gandhi scion’s return has been far from uneventful. With all the secrecy and mystery surrounding where Gandhi had been, the social media has been abuzz all day trying to hazard a guess, and also take potshots at him. Also Read - RIP Fleets! Twitter officially shuts disappearing tweets feature
Twitter has been buzzing since morning with the hashtag #RahulReturns trending at the top. The tweets kicked off quite early in the day. Also Read - Twitter Bug Bounty Contest to offer $3500 cash prize for detecting algorithm bias
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— Ellen Barry (@EllenBarryNYT) April 16, 2015
While there still some mystery around where Rahul Gandhi had been, the folks at India Today seem to have obtained a business class ticket to Bangkok and back. As per the ticket, Gandhi took a flight on February 16 in a Thai Airways flight.
— India Today (@IndiaToday) April 16, 2015
Bedsides all the media attention, Twitteratis went crazy in toasting (and roasting) the return of the Congress vice-president. Here are some of the best tweets.
— Faking News (@fakingnews) April 16, 2015
— Jayesh #HDL (@jayeshdewana12) April 16, 2015
— Newsflicks (@newsflicks) April 16, 2015
All I’m saying is he’s been relaunched so many times, this better be a 13 Inch Gold, Rahul Gandhi Air with Retina Display.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) April 16, 2015
In Rahul baba’s defense – he lasted in Bangkok for 55N/56D. Most Indian males come back in 3N/4D. Proud of you !! #RahulReturns
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) April 16, 2015
— Nilessh Desai (@nilessh_desai) April 16, 2015
Before it gets out of hand, Congress must ruthlessly crush rumors that Rahul Gandhi has returned just to renew his passport #RahulReturns
— IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) April 16, 2015
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— Akshar (@AksharPathak) April 16, 2015