Earlier today, Gujarat Congress MLAs (whichever remain in Congress after the high drama Rajya Sabha elections earlier this month) went to meet the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi:
Had a good meeting with Congress MLAs and leaders from Gujarat today pic.twitter.com/XI6E0kOy5U
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) August 21, 2017
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsRahul Gandhi posted the photographs of him meeting the MLAs, which showed that MLAs were standing behind a barricade while meeting him:
Soon, social media reacted to this and compared Sonia and Rahul to a “queen” and a “prince”:
A typical Queen and Prince like behave!Is it a dignified manner to meet the MLAs and State leaders? They’re asked to stand behind rallying! https://t.co/11mfjsBrlV
— Japan K Pathak (@JapanPathak) August 21, 2017
Shezaada and Sultana graciously accepting the grovelling salaams of the unwashed natives of Gujarat. Wah! Kya Inter- party Democracy hai! https://t.co/jMghuoeeEg
— Shefali Vaidya (@ShefVaidya) August 21, 2017
There are barricades for MLAs while they meet the Crown Prince.
That should give the idea how accessible he is.https://t.co/tL4MlIx1gk
— Cryptic Mind (@Vishj05) August 21, 2017
Others even pointed out the disrespect shown towards the elected representatives.
— Ankur Sharma (@AYBPS) August 21, 2017
Now I know why it’s called Horse trading. ? https://t.co/5cOiIZK1vE
— Ashu (@muglikar_) August 21, 2017
Some even pointed out how this elitism is not really the best way to behave when the grand old party is fighting for survival.
Is shaking hands & keeping your MLA’s behind barricades called a ” Good Meeting “
Terrible strategy for party revival ! https://t.co/fF7eeDkB39
— Pawan Durani (@PawanDurani) August 21, 2017
When the photograph got a lot of flak, Gujarat Congress President Bharat Solanki came to rescue and accused the BJP of spreading selective pictures, forgetting that the pictures were actually tweeted by Rahul Gandhi himself.
— Bharat Solanki (@BharatSolankee) August 21, 2017