As the first family of the Congress along with the Congress Working Committee (CWC) worked extremely hard to select Sonia Gandhi as the interim president of the Congress party to replace her son Rahul Gandhi, social media users were shocked and stormed the micro-blogging site Twitter with reactions.
The meme marathon began with BJP social media in-charge Amit Malviya taking a jibe at Congress party members for falling back to selecting mother Sonia Gandhi to replace son Rahul Gandhi. He posted a video of a popular dialogue from the recent movie ‘Indu Sarkar’ to mock how Congress party cannot survive without Gandhi parivar.
To Congress with love… pic.twitter.com/GMXrIBpwaZ
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) August 10, 2019
Soon, the memes began to hit social media with popular Hollywood and Bollywood reference to the recent decision of the Congress. Some of the social media users even began a trend ‘The Mummy Returns‘ to take a dig at Sonia Gandhi for being reelected as the party chief.
सत्ता को जहर कहने वाली कांग्रेस की राजमाता फिर वापस अध्यक्ष बन गई!
— AaKash 🇮🇳 (@Indiaaakash) August 11, 2019
Other users brought in Bollywood reference to express their opinion on the state of the Congress party and its members after Sonia Gandhi became the interim president.
— Krishna (@Kmr5881) August 11, 2019
— कच्छा यादव (@Someone06791200) August 10, 2019
Here are few other memes featuring Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the BJP after Sonia Gandhi became interim president.
— Thedecent1🇮🇳 (@Thedecentone3) August 10, 2019
— Twish ♡ (@itsTwissh) August 10, 2019
Few users gave a touch of political humour to the controversy.
— Nilesh Tank (@nileshtank7900) August 11, 2019
Congress :- #SoniaGandhi hogi अंतरिम कॉंग्रेस अध्यक्ष…
— Ashutosh Singh🇮🇳विक्की🇮🇳 (@ashutos58052313) August 11, 2019
Sonia Gandhi will now serve as an ‘interim President’ after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) put up her name last evening. It was reported that the CWC had at first insisted that Rahul Gandhi takes back his resignation instead. Late last night, the CWC accepted Rahul Gandhi’s resignation, a month after he officially resigned as party president, and Sonia was made the ‘interim president’. The proposal was moved by Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram and Anand Sharma and backed by former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.
Reportedly, some people within the Congress believe that a non-Gandhi as party president would ‘disintegrate’ the party. Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar reportedly said that he would sit at home if any ‘Tom, Dick or Harry’ whose names are floating will be made the party chief. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot, Milind Deora were some of the names in the fray for the party post.