Rahul Gandhi in Telangana: Congress drums support on Twitter with wrong hashtag

Rahul Gandhi's 'Telangana Praja Garjana' roadshow will begin from the Begumpet Airport, crisscross the city and end with a public meeting around 6.30 pm at Sangareddy. The Congress vice-president is looking to galvanise the party cadres in the buildup to the state elections in 2019.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2017 5:38 pm
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Has the Congress forgotten the name of the very state it helped create in 2014? If one goes by the hashtag being used by the party’s Twitter handle to generate interest in Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s planned roadshow in Telangana, it seems very much so.

Those behind the party’s social media blitzkrieg are pulling out all stops to make the roadshow a success. Since Thursday morning, they have been drumming up support for the Congress leader with the hashtag #RGwithTelengana. Unless the UPA-2 secretly carved out the state and named it “Telengana”, it doesn’t exist on the map of India.

In a show of support, Kerala Congress MP Shashi Tharoor — of farrago and calumny fame — too misspelt the state’s name, saying the education sector is under threat in “Telengana”.

In their defence, those pulling the party’s social media strings started off on the right note with the correct spelling but, midway, there appears to have been a change of heart, sorry, guard. The INC India handle, in a series of tweets, used the hashtag #RGwithTelegana to attack the Telangana government on health, education, job creation and land acquisition.

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Telangana Praja Garjana’ roadshow will begin from the Begumpet Airport, crisscross the city and end with a public meeting around 6.30 pm at Sangareddy. The Congress vice-president is looking to galvanise the party cadres in the buildup to the state elections in 2019.

In 1980, his grandmother Indira Gandhi kicked off the Congress election campaign by addressing a massive gathering in undivided Andhra Pradesh. She was back as prime minister after the party registered a landslide victory.

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    SHASHANK Mittal
    Jun 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm
    After Indira hi was thrown out of power in 1977, she started her campaign in 1979 in Begumpet. In 1980 she returned to power. RaGa is following her footstep. But he forgets that she was Iron Lady and he is just Pappu.
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      Raunak Jain
      Jun 4, 2017 at 10:37 am
      And you are also a Pappu
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      Subspan Raman
      Jun 2, 2017 at 6:09 am
      The sh-it-stirrer is back again. No solutions to any "problem". But he will sure love the amount of sh-it produced by the Telangana Party pinkys.
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        krishna
        Jun 2, 2017 at 5:45 am
        Sonia Maino, the Italian catholic’s son Rahul hi, whose real name is Raul Vinci. Sonia's daughter Priyanka, actual name Bianka Vinci, is currently married to Robert Vadra. Raul Vinci, the catholic is bent to destroy India’s culture, religion and its people. He is a traitor and should be thrown out. News media, you are supposed to publish TRUTH. Stop cal the catholics with the name hi and call them with their real names.
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          Raunak Jain
          Jun 4, 2017 at 10:39 am
          Hare Krishna... You know so much of truth and facts why don't you do something productive and take India to a new high. Why are you waiting for him?
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          krishna
          Jun 2, 2017 at 5:44 am
          Sonia Maino, the Italian catholic’s son Rahul hi, whose real name is Raul Vinci. Sonia's daughter Priyanka, actual name Bianka Vinci, is currently married to Robert Vadra. Raul Vinci, the catholic is bent to destroy India’s culture, religion and its people. He is a traitor and should be thrown out. News media, you are supposed to publish TRUTH. Stop cal the catholics with the name hi and call them with their real names.
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            Satavahana
            Jun 2, 2017 at 12:27 am
            CON is wasting its time. Telangana and AP won't vote for this party until KCR makes huge mistakes in Telangana and CBN s up in AP. None of that is happening right now. CON should, instead, ask Rahul to step down so that other capable leaders can revive the party.
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              Ramy
              Jun 1, 2017 at 8:36 pm
              Common Express this is not at all news and no one cares , we except better from you.
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                Raunak Jain
                Jun 4, 2017 at 10:40 am
                And you read it. It's for people like you
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