New Delhi, April 16: After a 56-day hiatus, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday morning returned to India.
With this, Gandhi scion has become butt of jokes on social networking site, Twitter. #rahulreturns is trending on Twitter where people are sharing jokes and pictures.
Among other things which are being shared is a photo of an airline ticket apparently issued on the name of Rahul Gandhi. It is a business class ticket.
As per the ticket, Rahul reportedly took Thai Airways flight TG332 from Indira Gandhi International Airport on February 16 to Bangkok.
The returning ticket mentioned that the Congress v-p took Thai Airways flight TG 323 from Bangkok on April 16 to Delhi.
The 44-year-old leader arrived New Delhi at 11.15 am on a Thai Airways plane from Bangkok.
Wearing a dark shirt and seated in the back seat of his vehicle, he arrived escorted by his security personnel and drove straight into the house without interacting with the waiting mediapersons.
The plane, which was scheduled to land at 10.35 am, was delayed by 40 minutes, sources said.
Shortly later, Rahul drove to his 12, Tughlaq Lane residence where his mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi and sister Priyanka were waiting. Rahul had left quietly before the Budget session began on February 23 but it is still not known where he had spent the days.
During his absence, several party leaders including former chief ministers Amarinder Singh and Sheila Dikshit came out in the open pitching for Sonia Gandhi to continue as president and raised questions over his leadership.