New Delhi, July 15: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi once again has become a target on the social networking site such as Facebook and Twitter. The young Gandhi family scion was criticised when the iconic telegram became history.
The last telegram was sent to Rahul. However, netizens did not take the decision of sending the last telegram to Rahul as they ridiculed the decision.
The last telegram was dispatched from the Central Telegraph Office (CTO) in New Delhi area - the seat of the central government, much like Washington, DC - at 11:45 pm Sunday to Rahul Gandhi, nicknamed 'Pappu' (as in simpleton), by social media users.
The telegram counter was closed at 11.45 pm and the revenue gathered was nearly Rs 69,000 as the country bid adieu to a glorious phase of communication.
The 163-year-old service was a prominent one in India even 30 years ago but had lost $250 million in the last seven years as mobile phone subscriptions reached 867 million in April this year, more than double than what it was four years ago.
Some of the jokes which were cracked on Rahul Gandhi are:
Out of 1.2 billion people, Pappu gets the last telegram. Holy crap" and "Pappu... Fixing in making history... Now Pappu will be famous in history books.
Neopotist #Congress does it again! Last telegram sent to Rahul Gandhi
(Narendra) Modi sold tea when he was six. Sonia (Gandhi) waited tables when she was a teenager. The real problem is Rahul Gandhi. He can do neither even after 40. But meanwhile he is busy saying 'hello hello' to the last telegram he received and assures us that bad news will continue to flow even if telegram is discontinued," (sic)
Telegram services came to an official end as of yesterday. The service cost 100 crores per annum with returns of 75 lakhs. OMG, what were they waiting for to stop this service. Why wasn't it done earlier?? Tax payers...your money being well put to use...don't know what to say
"Telegram Died Of Technology... He Was 163... RIP," and "Telegram... U Will Be Missed... By No One" have flooded the social network.
(With IANS inputs)