Rahul Gandhi Is Practising Japanese Martial Art Aikido, And Twitter Is ROFL

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10:16 pm 2 Nov, 2017

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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is making splashes on social media. From about 2.5 million Twitter followers in July, his popularity has surged to more than four million now. By delivering sharp jibes at the BJP government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he has witnessed a swift jump in his Twitter engagement. His playfulness with tweets that are laced with satire and humour, is aimed to recast his image. His party believes that satire is a good form to reach out to the people and the Office of the (Congress) Vice President is making good use of it.

 


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Few days back he posted a hilarious video of his doggie, ‘Pidi’, to hit back at his critics who questioned the sudden surge in his Twitter popularity. Now some of his pictures practicing Aikido, a Japanese martial art form, have surfaced online. In these images he is seen clasping on the wrist, taking turns, and putting the opponent on the ground. The 47-year-old is seen practising the martial art with renowned instructor Paritos Kar. He is dressed in a traditional keikogi (uniform) with a black obi (belt) tied around his waist.

Rahul Gandhi/Twitter

When quizzed by boxer Vijender Singh on the importance of sports in his life at the annual meet of the PHD Chamber of Commerce, the Congress scion had said that unlike other politicians, he takes keen interest in sports. He said he runs, swims and holds a black belt in Japanese martial art Aikido.

Rahul Gandhi/Twitter

Aikido is used to defend oneself in a non-lethal, non-disruptive, yet effective way. It is also described as a way of unifying life energy.

Rahul Gandhi/Twitter

However, Twitterati have their own take on Rahul Gandhi practicing Aikido:

 


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