Summer is not here yet but the simmering heat of the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh is already making leaders sweat. It was to lessen the heat (read counter BJP) that UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav decided to join hands with the Congress.
The UP Chief Minister can be called a fine leader. But many found his jugalbandi with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi quite odd.
One huge reason is that unlike Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi does not know what to speak and often gets trolled for reasons that can be called innocuous if he was not the leader of India’s oldest party.
Thus the ‘desire’ he expressed on Wednesday at a rally in Ghaziabad got the social media excited because he had handed them another opportunity at trolling him.
This is what he said:
मैं वह दिन देखना चाहता हूं, जब ओबामा साहब बेडशीट खरीदें और उसपर लिखा हो, मेड इन उत्तर प्रदेशः गाजियाबाद में @OfficeOfRG pic.twitter.com/BK8Lyac53d
— NBT Hindi News (@NavbharatTimes) February 8, 2017
In other words: “I want to see the day when the bed sheet bought by (Barack) Obama carries the label of ‘Made in Uttar Pradesh’.”
And that got Twitter-verse rolling:
Rahul Gandhi needs Obama’s bedsheet made in UP.
Bhai pehle kurta to silwa le apna😂
— Siddhi Chawla (@SiddhiChawla) February 8, 2017
@ANINewsUP The nincompoop does not know who is POTUS. @OfficeOfRG
— Sucharita Nanivadeka (@chandri1940) February 8, 2017
Hay Bhagwaan! Someone tell this dude who is POTUS
— Shirish Thorat (@shirishthorat) February 8, 2017
Someone Pls update Rahul Gandhi ji that Trump is the New President of the US https://t.co/oKHthW6RLd
— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) February 8, 2017
@NavbharatTimes @OfficeOfRG ये सब कांग्रेस के रहते तो संभव नहीं होगा,,इसे ही कहते है करनी धरनि बार नै
गप्प सुनउ डेढ़ हाथ
— 🌷PANKAJ=KAMAL🌹 (@jha_pankaj_ji) February 8, 2017
@NavbharatTimes @OfficeOfRG sir ji dekhne se kuch nahi hota ..kam karne se hota hai..60 saal main se aap log dekh he rahai aur age bhi dekht
— deep (@Hate_Pakistan) February 8, 2017
बेटा ओबामा साहब नहीं रहे 😈😈😈
ट्रंप आ गया है
— Mahesh Patel (@patel9100) February 8, 2017
@ANINewsUP haha says a man whose family won elections from Amethin n RaiBareley for 60yrs but r d most backward constituencies in UP
— Kuntal (@KuntalSarma) February 8, 2017
— Amod_Tamaskar (@amodtamaskar) February 8, 2017
The first phase of the seven phases polling in Uttar Pradesh will take place on February 11.