Sonia Gandhi, who recently handed over the reigns of Congress to her son Rahul Gandhi, seems to have taken over the vacationing mantle from her son, who has famously missed parliament sessions for his international vacations. Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi was spotted vacationing in Goa while key bills are to be tabled during the winter session of the Parliament.
Sonia Gandhi was missing while the bill seeking to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq was introduced in the Lok Sabha.
While many journalists were pleased to see Gandhi take a break, many viewers claimed that her absence during the vital triple talaq debate (an issue concerning countless women), could have been avoided, considering she is one of the most prominent women politicians of the country.
Agree. But wish she was in Parliament when #TripleTalaqBill was tabled in LS. She is an important woman leader
— Smita Deshmukh (@smitadeshmukh) December 28, 2017
Yup really cool as your madam never pays tax nor does any honest work. Enjoy at our expense till it lasts. ?
— Chil Swarr (@chilswar) December 28, 2017
Other Twitter users also pointed out how Gandhi is missing out various important women centric bills which are scheduled to be tabled in the Parliament.
RT if you want .@Nidhi ji to discuss on her LRC tonight what happens to Women’s Reservation & Triple Talaq bill in much sought after winter session, while Lady No. 1 of Congress vacations in Goa when parliament in session !! pic.twitter.com/LWi3nQnBP6
— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) December 28, 2017
When the most important Women Rights bill is being discussed in Indian Parliament. The senior women leader Sonia Gandhi is cycling in Goa. Couldn’t take break after or before Parliament?
— Ashish (@ashishtikoo31) December 28, 2017
Such an important topic is being debated in LS and madam queen bee Sonia Gandhi enjoying sunshine in Goa
— Keep Smiling (@upma23) December 28, 2017
Rare ? Sonia Gandhi is having a great time since the time she got married. More so after 2004. https://t.co/wktdcd81bY
— Avinash Shishoo (@laidback1954) December 28, 2017
The picture of Gandhi on a bicycle was posted by actor Riteish Deshmukh.
Some pictures make you happy… this is one of them.
Wishing Sonia ji happiness and best of health. pic.twitter.com/SSITMjOnCD
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) December 28, 2017
Riteish Deshmukh’s father, Vilasrao Deshmukh was a Congress leader and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.