Home News Reports Months before Rahul Gandhi declared his candidature from Wayanad, official Twitter account for his Wayanad office was already active

Months before Rahul Gandhi declared his candidature from Wayanad, official Twitter account for his Wayanad office was already active

Verified official Twitter account of Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad office was created in September 2018, much before his candidature from Kerala was announced

A few weeks back, state Congress leaders in southern India were seen desperately urging Rahul Gandhi to fight from a supposedly ‘safe seat’ in their states as a face-saver, should he lose Amethi to Smriti Irani. Sensing an imposing challenge Smriti Irani had mounted for him in Amethi, Rahul obliged to his senior leaders and agreed to fight the elections from Wayanad seat, apart from Amethi. On April 4, Rahul Gandhi filed nomination from Wayanad.

However, though the decision of Rahul Gandhi fighting from the ‘safe seat’ of Wayanad was declared just a few days ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, an official Twitter account dedicated to Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad office was created in September 2018 itself.

Official Twitter handle of Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad office

- Advertisement - - article resumes -

The official Twitter account of Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad office is @RGWayanadOffice, which is a verified Twitter account with a blue tick. This means that this account is actually run by Rahul Gandhi’s election office in Wayanad, and not an imposter account. A cursory glance of the Twitter account reveals that the account was in existence since September 2018. This makes one wonder whether Rahul Gandhi had already considered losing Amethi as a foregone conclusion and decided to contest from another seat six months ago? The account’s existence since September 2018 suggests that, perhaps, the Congress leadership along with Rahul Gandhi must have decided in advance about Rahul Gandhi’s electoral battle from the ‘safe seat’ of Wayanad in September 2018 itself.

Another noteworthy fact is what while Rahul Gandhi is contesting from two seats in the Lok Sabha elections, only Wayanad officer has a dedicated official Twitter account, there is no such Twitter account for Amethi, which Rahul Gandhi is representing for the last 15 years.

The Wayanad office Twitter account’s September 2018 origin also insinuate that the recent clamouring from the state Congress leaders of southern units may be subject to a well-orchestrated chain of events designed to feign authenticity in their demands for the Congress President to fight from one of the ‘safe-seats’ in their states and play down the Smriti Irani factor which is reputedly considered as the primary reason for Rahul Gandhi’s southern India retreat.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

The reportage of Aaj Tak journalist Anjana Om Kashyap and TV Bharatvarsh journalist Ajit Anjum raised concerns of how bullish and high-handed the media was being with unsuspecting doctors who were only doing their job.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Uttar Pradesh: Rampur Police shoots Nazil, accused of abducting, raping and killing a 6-year-old girl

Disturbingly, such incidents of sexual abuse against children have become rampant in India

Tausif Imran Khan repeatedly raped class X girl in Vadodara, took her to religious places to brainwash and convert her

19-year-old Tausif Imran Khan, a class XII student who lived in Manjalpur, has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for sexually exploiting a minor.
Evangelists going jobless

Evangelists left jobless after Modi government’s crackdown on foreign funds, Pentecostals in Kerala severely affected

Pastors are unable to repay their loans as they stopped receiving their monthly salary for their gospel work

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan takes oath in name of ‘Ishwar’, ends with ‘Vande Mataram’

Samajwadi Party leader, Shafiqur Rahman Barq, had stirred controversy by saying in Parliament that Vande Mataram is against Islam
Park Street rape case had brought the ugly face of TMC government out

TMC’s candidate Nusrat Jahan, Mamata Banerjee and their connection with the infamous Park Street rape case

Actress Nusrat Jahan was in a relationship with one of the main accused of the Park Street rape case. Her role in shielding and helping the accused, Kader Khan, was questioned by many.

Devotees throng a Khodiyar Mata temple in Gujarat after a crocodile, worshipped as Goddess’ vehicle, strays inside the temple

Khodiyar Maa, a family deity of the Patidar community, is often depicted as riding a crocodile.

Assam: Sidul Islam sends intimate photos with wife to in-laws, threatens to release on social media if dowry not given

Muslim man in Assam blackmails in-laws for dowry threating to release intimate photos with his own wife

In a massive self goal Congress leader in Lok Sabha questions PM Modi for not sending Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to jail

"You came to power by calling them thieves, then how are they sitting in the parliament?" Congress leader in Lok Sabha questions PM Modi on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi still being Members of Parliament

‘Dara Hua Musalman’? Here is a list of 50 hate crimes that busts the narrative

In this article, we document a list of hate crimes committed by Muslims since 2016 which would dispel the narrative of 'Dara Hua Musalman'.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post