The ruling BJP used the visuals of Rahul's 'dozing off' on the house TV channel to hit out at the Congress.
The Congress was not serious on the issue of price rise, and Rahul Gandhi "was so bored during the discussion on price rise that he went into sleep", Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters.
"Rahul Gandhi was seen sleeping in parliament during a debate on price rise. That's what the Congress was doing during their 10-year rule," Hussain tweeted.
Rahul Gandhi was seen sleeping in Parliament during a debate on price rise. That's what the Congress was doing during their 10 yr rule.— Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) July 9, 2014
The visuals of Rahul Gandhi, the Lok Sabha member (MP) from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh - dozing off were aired by many news channels.
As the news spread that Rahul had dozed off in Lok Sabha, the Twitteati, as usual flooded the microbloggig site with some really humurous tweets.
Some Twitter reactions are as follows:
The Sleep virus of Karnataka CM has caught up with Congress Vice President http://t.co/G0MkNBr18K— BJP Karnataka (@bjpkarnataka) July 9, 2014
Why is there so much fuss about Rahul Gandhi sleeping in the Parliament. His family has been sleeping for last 60+ years.— Bhak Sala (@bhak_sala) July 9, 2014
A sleeping Rahul Gandhi in the Parliament has proved that for him even the Lok Sabha is a state of the mind.— IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) July 9, 2014
Everyone Indian youth wants to be like Rahul Gandhi...I mean cause why not ..who doesn't wanna sleep at work yaar pic.twitter.com/9RMHU8gT7P— Adiweinsteiger (@Reviewero) July 9, 2014
It is wrong to say that rahul gandhi was sleeping in Parliament. He has a dream for India and he was watching it. What is wrong in that?— Apolitical Arnb Modi (@justicearnab) July 9, 2014
I have a dream to dream in parliament : Rahul Gandhi's Inspirational speech inspired by Martin Luther King— Apolitical Arnb Modi (@justicearnab) July 9, 2014
Here is the video that caught Rahul catching on some sleep inside the Lok Sabha: