Just when India’s political scenario starts to look dim and boring, Rahul Gandhi gets a brainwave and leaves everyone scratching their heads in bewilderment. We have had connected MRI machines and Shikanji sellers turning beverage tycoons, but this time Rahul has got more technical. He suggests that governments should buy mobile phones from BHEL, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.
According to reports, Rahul was on a tour in Chhattisgarh and inaugurated the new Rajiv Bhavan in the Pradesh Congress Committee. While addressing the Congress workers there, Rahul dropped another bombshell. He stated that the Chhattisgarh government’s Sanchar Kranti Yojna, where the state government is distributing 5 lakh smartphones to poor students, women and families below the poverty line, is a scam. He questioned why the government is not buying mobile phones from BHEL. He even compared it to Rafale deal. The video went viral immediately and Twitter was in splits
Everyone is aware that BHEL does not manufacture mobile phones, well everyone except the Congress President. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra was not to miss a chance to take another potshot at the Congress prince.
“ये mobile Modi ji ने BHEL से क्यों नहीं ख़रीदा?” …This is the understanding of a Politician who wants to be our PM ??
An extremely “Electrifying” speech ..feeling “Heavy” after hearing it ..indeed “Bharat” has “Limited” edition of such Matured Politicians!! pic.twitter.com/KTkr240SGl
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) August 10, 2018
Apparently, Congress supporters were in action mode to cover up the mistake, some suggested that it was a slip of tongue and Rahul was referring to BEL, not BHEL, but the video makes it clear, Rahul has said BHEL twice.
Some Cong supporters claimed that @RahulGandhi was referring to BEL and not BHEL. See the video below & enjoy! Also I bet he would be shocked to know that BEL and BHEL are two diff corps!! ? pic.twitter.com/QTpoQTImtC
— Rajat Sethi (@RajatSethi86) August 10, 2018
Supporters of BJP always say that Rahul Gandhi is the star campaigner, not for Congress, but for BJP and PM Modi. They might actually be right.
नया कारनामा ‘भइया ये जो मोबाईल है,ये इन्होंने बीएचइएल (BHEL) से क्यूँ नहीं ख़रीदा,भइया बात समझिये’ ये शख़्स जहाँ भी मीटिंग करे करने दीजिए,मोदी को कोई माई का लाल नहीं हरा सकता,जब तक ये शख़्स है pic.twitter.com/wmWbcPX96g
— V K SHARMA (@VictoryForNamo) August 10, 2018
If Pappu @RahulGandhi becomes PM;
BHEL will make mobiles
HAL will make rail coaches
ONGC will smelt iron
IOC will mint gold
ITDC will make fighter jets
Feel free to add
— iMac_too (@iMac_too) August 11, 2018
Whether BHEL makes mobile phones or not, and MRI machines are gossiping with each other or not, Twitter users cannot deny that the Congress President never errs in making them laugh. In current times when stand-up comedians are more interested in politics and less keen to mind their trade, Rahul Gandhi is maintaining a healthy balance between the two professions.