After losing two assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has embarked upon yet another foreign visit to Indonesia.
Rahul Gandhi had earlier gone to Bangkok before the assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, which had raised doubts about Rahul’s suspicious visits to foreign countries. He was also questioned regarding his leadership after he left the party in the lurch amidst such crucial assembly elections
On Wednesday, Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala confirmed that Rahul Gandhi had left the country for another foreign trip. Surjewala revealed that the Gandhi-scion had gone on a ‘meditational visit’.
Addressing a press conference in Delhi, he further stated that the Congress’ scheduled press conferences against the centre for the so-called economic slowdown was drafted as per Gandhi’s direction. Surjewala added that Rahul Gandhi is known to take such trips from time-to-time.
R Surjewala,Congress: Rahul Gandhi has gone in the past from time to time on a meditational visit, on which he is currently there, this entire programme (35 PCs from 1-8 Nov against Central govt over economic situation) was drafted as per his direction & in consultation with him. pic.twitter.com/5Y4bK2XjCB
— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2019
However, the claim made by Surjewala that former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has gone on a foreign trip to attend ‘meditation’ camp has left social media in splits.
A social media user reacting to Surjewala’s presser said that Rahul Gandhi was in some kind of ‘medication’ rather than ‘meditation’ and asked that on what sort of medication Rahul Gandhi is. Is Rahul Gandhi suffering from Modiphobia, he asked.
— Manoj Pochat (@Manojpochat) October 30, 2019
Another social media user took a dig at Rahul Gandhi saying that he too liked to go to Kasol time-to-time for “meditating”. Apparently, Kasol is known for illegal marijuana trade.
I too like to go to Kasol time to time for “meditating”. https://t.co/nS6EImwVOj
— Deepak Mehta (@KhotteDePuttar) October 30, 2019
Few other users questioned Rahul Gandhi’s decision to travel to a foreign destination at a time when India is being promoted as a destination for Yoga and meditation.
People from whole world come to India for meditation and great Rahul Gandhi has to go outside India for his special meditation.
Congress is making joke of itself.
— Utsav Pansari (@utsavpansari) October 30, 2019
India has best meditation centres but he has gone abroad. India has best hospitals but they go abroad for treatments but same Rahul Gandhi wants Made in Mandsaur mobiles to be sold in US https://t.co/D7zdhT1tMX
— Le desi mojito ? (@desimojito) October 30, 2019
People from around the world come to India for meditation and Rahul Gandhi goes to foreign countries for mediation? That to different country everytime?
Do you really believe the cover-up by Congress?
Rahul needs 10 days meditation after every 15 days? #WhereIsRahul
— Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) October 30, 2019
Interestingly, Congress party is scheduled to hold 35 press conferences between November 1 and November 8 against the economic policies and decisions of PM Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre. The protest was incidentally planned by Rahul Gandhi, according to Surejwala. However, it is rather strange that Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the protest event that he himself planned and instead of visiting ‘meditation’ camps.