Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal become the top talking point on social media after their smiling pictures go viral

Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia were detained by Delhi Police yesterday.

By: Trends Desk | Updated: November 3, 2016 6:37 pm
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All day yesterday (November 3), Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal dominated news after the two, along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, were detained by the Delhi Police. The three politicians were not allowed to enter Ram Monahar Lohia Hospital, where the body of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide allegedly over OROP, was kept, to avoid “disruption of health services”.

WATCH VIDEO: OROP Suicide: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Attends Cremation Of Ex-Serviceman

Both of them were eventually let off but they took to Twitter to share their anger. Gandhi tweeted, “Is it wrong to offer condolences to a grieving family?Govt must apologize for making the family of a soldier suffer” and Kejriwal accused the centre of “gundagardi” while he live-tweeted his detention.

Read | Storm in Delhi over OROP suicide: Arvind Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi battlelines in thana

Ever since the episode unfolded, people on social media are sharing videos and pictures of the two leaders criticising them of “playing politics” over something as sensitive as this. In a few pictures that made their way to the Internet, the two leaders can be seen smiling. In one of the videos of Gandhi that has gone viral on social media, he can be heard saying, “okay, it’s over”.

Though, to play the devil’s advocate, the timing of these pictures might have just been off, but then when has that ever stopped Netizens from setting out all guns blazing.

The Bhartiya Janata Party also hit back at the two accusing them of indulging in “politics over death”. “What Rahul Gandhi and Kejriwal are doing is nothing but politics over death. It seems they keep looking to do politics wherever such deaths occur,” said Shrikant Sharma, the party’s national secretary.

WATCH VIDEO: OROP Suicide: BJP & Congress Engage In War Of Words Over Rahul Gandhi’s Detention

Take a look at how Twitterati reacted.

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    viv
    Nov 4, 2016 at 7:02 am
    Dear #Paidmedia Agents,lt;br/gt;Its your job, because u failed so we are showing truth on Social Media.
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      viv
      Nov 4, 2016 at 7:00 am
      Hi #prestirute, what goon, why are they not laughing ?lt;br/gt;Anyway enough money to u #Paidmadia agents not to write the truth.
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        prakash gotimukul
        Nov 3, 2016 at 10:04 am
        IE is the biggest hypocrite wasting time, instead giving news, it is indulging in nonsense headings itself. The heading shd be Rahul n Kejri were the most ridiculed persons on social media. One is a unemplo leader with goldenspoon in his mouth, anaother is a naxalite who became CM by fraud and while away 9 months without attending CM office, not bothered that a man has commiitted in his area, instead of ordering a probe, he plays silly n petty politics................two charectors in india propped by prestutes who get paid to give space to these ic leaders, but hv no time to cover important news going around, incl a semi war situation on the border?? It only shows that NDA govt is doing well n made these leaders into street monkeys
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          Rathna LK
          Nov 3, 2016 at 8:38 am
          Netizens??!!what are their roles and responsibilities as citizens of this country?apart from making ridicule of everything and everyone what is the greatest contribution of the twiterrati or for that matter netizens on social media.Everyone has right to do anything because they are independent .And they do that happily sitting at home,office or with friends... So responsible...sure sure
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            Logeswaran K
            Nov 3, 2016 at 11:15 am
            RG and AK just wanted to use this opportunity to make politics. Congress men can never tolerate the state of without being in power especially at the center. Their hands and legs will shiver hard if they are without power. AK is an agent earlier and today of congress. AK is very particular about media presence always and wanted to make some news everyday. Delhi people were confused about stable govt and voted for AK on the w to give him a chance to prove himself. But people of Delhi should have known by now, what AK is capable of and what he has delivered.
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              Logeswaran K
              Nov 3, 2016 at 11:08 am
              Well said!
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                Nabarun
                Nov 3, 2016 at 11:53 am
                Their stocks are plummeting steadily.
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                  Girishrknair
                  Nov 3, 2016 at 2:10 pm
                  Given that Rahul and Kejriwal tried to play dirty politics in the issue. But the Dehi Khaki goons have no right to prevent them. Actually they added some portion and thus their ( RG and AK ) tactics won by foolish Delhi Police people.
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                    kamath Ramesh
                    Nov 3, 2016 at 11:35 am
                    It is pathetic cong and paap doing politics on such issue. Kejri got another opportunity to show off by announcing one crore to the kin. Death has become more profitable than the life of this person. kejri is spoiling the nation by such stupid moves. Whose money he is splurging? He does not have money to pay ry of civic employees but has enough money to show his false pride. Cong on the other hand questioning OROP. Cong has no right to question bjp on OROP which denied OROP for 43 years, out of which 10 years rahul was head. Death is fully suious. Has somebody taken the advantage of the innocence of the dead person to create furor? Deceased friends were around him while he was speaking to his son after taking poison why they did not take him to hospital rather allowing him to speak on phone? Why a person who is getting Rs 23000 from OROP should commit suicide just because he is getting few thousand less? Gen VKS is right when he said the mental condition of the person should be probed because right minded person would not do such thing.
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                      MysteryM
                      Nov 3, 2016 at 5:29 pm
                      kejri power going on two years now...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;what wunderful gifts, delhi got from kejri...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;denguelt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;chikun gunyalt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;number#1 delhi, most hazardous air breathe in, on this w mother Earth. ..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;up to 5 five kilometers of cars trucks jammed, all over Delhi, is common pain, for us...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;eyes, ears, nose, mouth, gets full of tiny, diesels particles, after every short walk / ride / breathing out...lt;br/gt;takes a lot of washing with soaps and water...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;but removing pm2.5 particles, from eyes, is very difficult...just like can't remove kejri...
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                        Darshak
                        Nov 3, 2016 at 11:06 am
                        Simply Sickness!
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                          appu
                          Nov 3, 2016 at 2:48 pm
                          Rahul is just lucky that I was not the Inspector to whom he was asking stupid questions; if I was, I would have taught him how to ask questions and how to respect a police officer; I would have also taught him what it means to be ashamed. He is plain lucky!
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                            Rakesh Katyal
                            Nov 3, 2016 at 8:53 am
                            Kejriwal is running to Bhiwani on a day when 3 people have died in Shahdra due faulty charging by an e rickshaw. Should he not have visited those families and by end of the day brought out a comprehensive plan to make arrangements for charging of e rickshaws. Alas that will not be politics and he cant blame Modi or LG there because e rickshaws was his baby.
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                              Sinai
                              Nov 3, 2016 at 8:25 am
                              I feel the suicide is a stage managed by Congi / AAP TEAM. Afterall the tree fall death during AAP Rally comes to mind. Arrest them and question, they will tell you, who killed the poor ex-service man. May be these political thugs may have offered his son lots of money to create an issue..what a $(um bags
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                                S L
                                Nov 3, 2016 at 10:42 am
                                RaGa is simply ic desperate to get relevant beyond his sycophants and of course family.
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                                  Maya
                                  Nov 3, 2016 at 1:12 pm
                                  These people should have been in the movies. They are good actors and can do these nautangi roles better than any award winning actor. However it's horrific to use one's death to another's political or personal gains- but that's politics , the real dirty, cheap politics which not only happens in movies but also in day today lives.
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                                    Supriya Mehra
                                    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:12 am
                                    Everyone is trying level best to show each other down it's too sad .
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                                      Swatii Gupta
                                      Nov 3, 2016 at 9:14 am
                                      These guys have time and effort to waste by commenting and tweeting about Rahul or kejri or anyother guy,,but hardly one would have any knowledge on actual matter where someone has died and someone lost their family member..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;@IndianExpress : Why don't you guys publish the real stories about incidents which willmake people aware and they ll be able to judge who is supporting right person and who is not, YOu write such an article with collection of tweets and later on your Vice president says that BAD NEWS is more active now a days than GOOD NEWS ...and journalism is not dying n all..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;SAD to see the EMPOWERMENT Social media does to public without baising between those who know the content and those who are just an account handler at tweeter/fb :)
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                                        P M
                                        Nov 3, 2016 at 8:13 am
                                        They should , why they should not being in opposition it is their duty
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