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Rahul Gandhi's 'Pidi' all over the Twitter; Congress, BJP leaders engage in duels

BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was the first one who commented on the issue, he said, "Sir @OfficeOfRG, who knows him better than me. Still, remember you busy feeding biscuits to him while we wanted to discuss urgent Assam's issues."


  |  Updated On : October 30, 2017 08:16 AM
Pidi becomes top trend on Twitter as Rahul Gandhi introduced 'Pidi Gandhi.

Pidi becomes top trend on Twitter as Rahul Gandhi introduced 'Pidi Gandhi.

New Delhi :  

As the Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice President introduced Pidi Gandhi, a person behind Mr. Gandhi's witty and sarcastic tweets, Pidi has become a top trend on Twitter these days.

By Sunday night, Mr. Gandhi's tweet had increased over 20,000 likes and more than 8,000 retweets. At least eight parody Pidi handles had formed.

BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was the first one who commented on the issue, he said, "Sir @OfficeOfRG, who knows him better than me. Still, remember you busy feeding biscuits to him while we wanted to discuss urgent Assam's issues."

Mr. Sarma is a former Congressman from Assam who quit the party protesting against what he called the apathy of the Congress vice-president, alleging that Rahul Gandhi preferred to spend time with his pets when he tried to meet him in Delhi to talk about the party's problems in the state. He soon joined the BJP and has since delivered a string of historic wins in the northeast for the party.

Himanta Biswa Sarma drew instant attacks from Congress leaders. "We also know you better now," said lawmaker Sushmita Dev. Others were delighted with Mr. Gandhi's tweet. So now you know! Who can match this talent? 

The BJP's IT chief Amit Malviya also took a jibe at Mr.Gandhi, he tweeted a poster and said, "Pidi lao, Congress Bachao (Bring Pidi, save Congress). Through Twitter, he posted a morphed poster of Akshay Kumar's upcoming movie Padman, which showed Rahul Gandhi on a bicycle and Pidi steering the handles.

Recently, Rahul Gandhi has changed his political approach towards his opponents by attacking them in a witty way over twitter and during his speeches.

First Published: Monday, October 30, 2017 07:27 AM

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