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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