New Delhi: BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya on Tuesday (May 3) shared a video clip that has gone viral. It shows the Congress leader at a ‘night club’ presumably in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Malviya tweeted, “Rahul Gandhi was at a nightclub when Mumbai was under siege. He is at a nightclub at a time when his party is exploding. He is consistent.”
He further took a potshot, saying, “Interestingly, soon after the Congress refused to outsource their presidency, hit jobs have begun on their Prime Ministerial candidate (sic).”
Rahul Gandhi was at a nightclub when Mumbai was under seize. He is at a nightclub at a time when his party is exploding. He is consistent.
Interestingly, soon after the Congress refused to outsource their presidency, hit jobs have begun on their Prime Ministerial candidate… pic.twitter.com/dW9t07YkzC
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) May 3, 2022
The video shows the former Congress president accompanied by a friend at a dimly-lit nightclub, with people dancing to the loud music.
A section of Nepali media reported that Rahul Gandhi had gone to Nepal to attend the wedding of a friend named Sumnima Udas.
He was accompanied by three other people and put up at the Marriott Hotel in Kathmandu.
The video came at a time when Amethi MP and Union Minister Smriti Irani was visiting Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi’s constituency in Kerala. Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi, the traditional family bastion, to Smriti Irani in the 2019 elections.
In a Facebook post, apparently, a Nepali citizen wrote, “Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in LOD (Lord of the Drinks).”
As expected, people mocked Rahul on social media.
One netizen wrote, “The whole world was lecturing Rahul Gandhi to focus on the party. And now that he is seen partying in a nightclub, they are making fun of him. Not done.”
“Rahul Gandhi strengthening Congress at an international platform. Real leader, leading from the front,” wrote one Ninja Turtle on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi slammed the Congress leader for being “a full time tourist and a part time politician who is full of hypocrisy”.
The Congress has serious organisational challenges, and the recent attempts to take corrective measures with the help of poll strategist Prashant Kishor did not yield expected results.
Sonia Gandhi, Congress interim president, recently dropped Sunil Jakhar, a senior Punjab leader and K V Thomas from Kerala from ‘all party posts’.