Indian politics would indeed have been a dull and grim affair had it not been for Rahul Gandhi. Amidst saddening news of political violence, personal attacks and the ever plunging level of political discourse, the Congress president routinely comes up with some comic relief, bringing laughter and joy into the long series of incessant lies and baseless accusations, most of which, interestingly, also come from himself.
He is also an inspiration to many on Twitter. There is an entire cottage industry that uses his speeches and quotes to spread joy and a few laughs in the stressful election season.
Addressing a rally in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh on May 14, Rahul Gandhi had started his address by referring to the various CMs of Congress-ruled states present in the rally with him. However, the official Twitter handle of the Congress party started live streaming the speech a few seconds after he had started the speech.
— Congress (@INCIndia) May 14, 2019
In the Twitter live stream, Rahul Gandhi taking the name of Kamal Nath was missing, and it seemed if Rahul Gandhi goofed up names of CMs from his own party.
In the cropped video, one can hear Rahul Gandhi hailing Bhupesh Baghel as the CM of Madhya Pradesh and Hukum Singh Karada as the CM of Chhattisgarh.
Twitter users just could not stop laughing.
Rahul Gandhi doesn’t know who the CM of MP is and who is the CM of Chattisgarh.. Latest laughter dose coming from his latest rally yesterday in Neemuch #PappuQuotes #PappuChronicles #AayegaTohModiHi pic.twitter.com/j0fA5XJF5k
— Chowkidar Gaurav (@Gauravchhajed2) May 15, 2019
This is Congress President Rahul Gandhi who doesn’t know the names of Chief Minister of their own ruled state Madhya Pradesh
You think he is fit to the PM of India?? pic.twitter.com/lldSbQy69r
— Chowkidar Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) May 16, 2019
Pappu doesn’t know that Kamal Nath is Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Bhupesh Baghel is the CM of Chattisgarh. I am wondering how Congies tolerate such a stupid Pimp ?? pic.twitter.com/VM5iSd7VEE
— Chowkidar ഗൗതമൻ (@Purusho92480129) May 15, 2019
Rahul Gandhi’s goof-ups and mix-ups are the stuff of legends. The magnitude of the imaginary scam in Rafale deal, and the amount of money that ‘Ambani and Adani’ have, as per Rahul’s claims, received from PM Modi also keeps on changing. Not only Congress CMs, but Rahul Gandhi is also known to mix up the monthly, annual and total budget of his NYAY scheme too.
Though in the full video, Rahul Gandhi did not mix up the names of the Chief Ministers, that did not stop Twitter from having a hearty laugh on the edited version.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated with new information.