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This New Rahul Gandhi Makes Politics Very Interesting on Twitter

Rahul 2.0 picks up an issue, toys with it, and suddenly unleashes a rampage on Twitter.

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Rahul Gandhi. <i>(Photo: PTI)</i>

The Congress vice president and soon-to-be-president, Rahul Gandhi, is changing. Of late, we've only seen traces of the old Rahul. This new version can be called Rahul 2.0.

This frequently smiling, eye contact holding Rahul is not only looking great in election rallies, but is also having a blast on Twitter. He picks up an issue, toys with it, and suddenly unleashes a rampage on Twitter.

Agreed that there must be a team behind this. Agreed that this is not Rahul alone. But the fact remains that the world of Congress and of Rahul Gandhi is swiftly changing.

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Rahul's Tweets Have Only Gotten Better

India has been ranked 100 out of 119 in this years Global Hunger Index after having gone down three places from last year. Upon finding this out, Rahul promptly shared Dushyant Kumar's famous two-liner on Twitter.

Prior to this, on 11 October, Rahul put out another incredible tweet. However, he also shared the contents of this tweet in his political rally in Kheda.

Taking a sarcastic jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious projects, he said: "In 2028, Modiji will build every Gujarati a house on the moon and in 2030, Modiji will bring the moon on earth."

Rahul Gandhi did not stay mum on Amit Shah’s son, Jay, matter either.

But He Also Shows Love and Warmth

Rahul’s Twitter timeline, however, is not laden solely with political attacks. He has also been showing love, appreciation, and warmth.

Rahul tweeted his best wishes to the Under-17 Indian football team for the FIFA U-17 World Cup and condoled the demise of Kundan Shah – the director of Jane bhi do yaaro.

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10 Lakh Followers in Two Months!

A tweet of Rahul from 26 September was retweeted 6,000 times. Without explicitly mentioning the issues, he was taking a dig at Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley. And, Rahul drove his point home.

Rahul has gained 10 lakh followers in about two months. This BJP-Congress rivalry is only going to get better on social media from now on.

(Translated to English by Mekhala Saran)

(This story was originally published in Quint Hindi)

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