Why was Rahul smiling when Sonia Gandhi was accepting Cong's defeat?

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Rahul smiling at Cong's defeat
New Delhi, May 17: On Friday when the Lok Sabha election results were being announced, Congress leaders were out, speaking to the media accepting their party's worst ever defeat. Many leaders even accepted that the Modi wave had worked in the country.

Amidst all this there was one leader who smiled and kept smiling without realising that the shutterbugs had captured the 'smiling moment.'

This leader happens to be the second in command in the Congress party- Rahul Gandhi. While his mother and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi was addressing the media on the party's loss and took full responsibility for it, Rahul was smiling.

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Though it is not clear why he was smiling, camera grabs show that he was responding to reporters who were calling out to him.

Shortly after the incident, Twitter was flooded with jokes on Rahul's 'grinning moment.'

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Why is Rahul Gandhi smiling? Because <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NaMo&src=hash">#NaMo</a> called him & thanked him for turning all Pro Congress supporters to Pro BJP <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23IMODIfiedIndia&src=hash">#IMODIfiedIndia</a></p>— abhinav shahi (@shahiabhinav2) <a href="https://twitter.com/shahiabhinav2/statuses/467598115982159872">May 17, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Why is Rahul Gandhi so dumb?When is mom was giving speech he was smiling wd so much relief?Was he thnkg Chota bheem dek sakhunga? :P :D</p>— Sadguru om (@OmBapuOm) <a href="https://twitter.com/OmBapuOm/statuses/467558891094413312">May 17, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Why is Rahul gandhi smiling? Because he knows ache din aane wale hain.</p>— Punky monkey (3D) (@PunkyPankaj) <a href="https://twitter.com/PunkyPankaj/statuses/467557922713518082">May 17, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>There is something seriously wrong in Rahul Gandhi's head. His mom was delivering a sullen message. Standing next to her, he was grinning!</p>— Surajit Dasgupta (@SurajitDasgupta) <a href="https://twitter.com/SurajitDasgupta/statuses/467535892932874240">May 17, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Most striking moment of yesterday was Rahul Gandhi's concession speech.. Well sort of speech.. What were those expressions!</p>— Sunanda Vashisht (@sunandavashisht) <a href="https://twitter.com/sunandavashisht/statuses/467500696720666624">May 17, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Honestly didn't expect Rahul Gandhi to shed tears at d press conference but can anyone explain why did he wear that silly smile all through</p>— Ruchica Tomar (@ruchicatomar) <a href="https://twitter.com/ruchicatomar/statuses/467260075820605440">May 16, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Before Sonia Gandhi addressed the media persons, Rahul too congratulated the new government and said that 'being the party's vice president I take full responsibility for the loss.'

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