Bengaluru, Feb 25: Where is Rahul Gandhi? This is a question which currently has been haunting the Congress party. While the party members have been debating on Rahul's whereabouts, aam aadmi (common man) of the country too looks interested to know the answer.
Micro blogging site Twitter has gone abuzz as #WhereIsRahul has been trending on top on Wednesday, Feb 25. People started discussing about Rahul Gandhi following a debate among Congress workers and his office.
A Congress worker on Wednesday released pictures of Rahul Gandhi holidaying in Uttarakhand. However, hours after the release of the images, the office of Congress vice-president has rejected the claims.
"The claims made by Jagdish Sharma are not true. These pictures were taken when Rahul Gandhi was on an offsite to Uttarakhand in 2008," a statement by Rahul's office has been quoted in media reports.
Amid speculation over Rahul's leave and a debate on the timing of his sabbatical - the budget session of Parliament is underway, Sharma released the pictures on Twitter showing Gandhi camping in the hills.
The Congress has been defending Rahul's leave during the budget session saying he was going to reflect and chart a course for the future of the party, refused to comment on the photos.
However, Congress's clarifications did not go well with many. Here are a few jokes on Rahul Gandhi which surfaced on Twitter:
Somewhere congress leaders must be thinking why was this made public? ;) has been easier when RG disappears without any noise. #WhereIsRahul— Tavleen Singh Aroor (@Tavysingh) February 25, 2015
#WhereisRahul Seems like a treasure hunt game; no it is a guessing game; no, it is a blame game. OR IS IT GAME CHANGER FOR THE BHAGODA?— Vinita Deshmukh (@VinitaDeshmukh) February 25, 2015
instead of asking #WhereIsRahul Arnab shud send his reporters to wait 24*7 outside Rahul residence and airport to question as done for oters— S.Ranganathan (@rangats) February 24, 2015
Congress worker: Actually Pappu went on leave in 2004. We are wondering whether he’ll ever come back. #WhereIsRahul— Sunil Rajguru (@sunilrajguru) February 24, 2015