On the occasion of Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday, Priyanka Gandhi shared a story about her great-grandfather on Twitter. It was about how one night, the first Prime Minister of India came back to his room and found his bodyguard sleeping on his bed. Upon seeing him asleep, Nehru supposedly pulled a blanket over him and slept on an adjacent chair.
My favourite story about my great-grandfather is the one about when as PM, he returned from work at 3 am to find his bodyguard exhausted and asleep on his bed. He covered him with a blanket and slept on an adjacent chair. #JawaharlalNehru pic.twitter.com/HDDiC1hked
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) November 14, 2019
The tweet sparked the curiosity of people on the social media platform. They had numerous questions with regards to the story that they sought an answer to. The most common among them was why wasn’t the bodyguard accompanying Nehru that late into the night.
Bodyguard is supposed to be with the person he is guarding, no? https://t.co/lw9BuYHHKm
— ಪೋಪುಂಡಾ? Popunda? (@Aashish728) November 14, 2019
if the bodyguard slept before PM then who protected PM. https://t.co/d5qGlPvMqB
— Manivannan Aru (@mvaru) November 14, 2019
Others wondered what kind of work was it that required Nehru to venture outside that late at night without his bodyguard.
Princess, good to hear. But question arises for which ‘work’ did Chacha go at midnight without his bodyguard? 😇 https://t.co/5GPcbdUdKj
— iMac_too (@iMac_too) November 14, 2019
Then there were those who wanted to know if there was only one bedroom at the Prime Minister’s house during those days. Some even dismissed the story on that account as Nehru could have easily gone and slept in a different room. The question obviously implies another question: Why didn’t Nehru sleep in another room?
Heyn ?? PM house just had one bedroom and one bed those days? https://t.co/E6w1k5kLxw
— Sona 🇮🇳 (@sona2905) November 14, 2019
Never knew Trimurti Bhavan had only one room !!! Great story https://t.co/RPd2GPqbjZ
— Vishakha (@VishakhaJ18) November 14, 2019
People are also sceptical of the story shared by Priyanka Gandhi about Nehru and believe it is ‘made-up’. Some even wanted to know which ‘idiot’ had manufactured the story.
Q1) Why wasnt the body guard with Lehru guarding him
Q2) Lehru aisa kya kar rhe the at 3 AM that body guard was asked to stay away
Q3) Which PM bungalow has just one room to sleep
Q4) Which dumb created this story https://t.co/on0QpzWZAP
— Sneha Singhvi (@snehasneha173) November 14, 2019
Then there were those who wanted AltNews to verify the story.
— Gajendra Sharma (@Airavta) November 14, 2019
According to one user, Priyanka Gandhi’s story has more plot holes than the last season of Game of Thrones which was considered to be a huge let down by fans worldwide.
This has more plot holes than game of thrones season 8 https://t.co/LXzIAHbVwh
— Varun (@varunfer) November 14, 2019
While many comments were made in jest, some of the pertinent questions do remain unanswered. While on the face of it, it appears to be an innocent story shared by Priyanka Gandhi about her great-grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru, it has opened a can of worms on the social media platform.