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Unlike Narendra bhai, I am human: Rahul Gandhi admits error in price rise figures

Taking to Twitter, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said that we all make odd mistakes and that is what made life interesting.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 6, 2017 11:08 pm
Rahul Gandhi, Rahul tweet error, Narendra Modi bhai, Gujarat elections, Congress, BJP, Rahul fake tweet, indian express Rahul Gandhi during Tuesday’s public meeting at Anjar in Kutch (Express Photo/Javed Raja)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday acknowledged his “mistake” and thanked his “BJP friends” for bringing to his attention an erroneous tweet shared by the @OfficeofRG handle.

Gandhi also took a dig at Narendra Modi, saying that unlike the Prime Minister, “he is human; we do make the odd mistake.”

“For all my BJP friends: unlike Narendrabhai, I am human. We do make the odd mistake and that’s what makes life interesting. Thanks for pointing it out and please do keep it coming, it really helps me improve. Love you all,” Gandhi wrote on Twitter.

In the seventh part of his “a question a day” series, Gandhi on Tuesday asked the PM to explain the price rise of essentials in the past three years. The Congress V-P, in an attempt to highlight the rise in inflation, also shared the costs of essentials like gas cylinder, dal, tomato, onion, milk and diesel. However, the figures were inflated by a margin of 100 per cent. The old tweet was deleted within minutes after BJP followers pointed out the error in his figures.

Last month, Yuva Desh, Youth Congress’s online magazine, was forced to apologise after it posted a meme ridiculing PM Modi. Many BJP leaders held that the tweet was an insult to the PM office and was mocking the PM’s humble origins. The Congress, however, distanced itself saying that the twitter handle of Yuva Desh was run by a group of volunteers.

“This blatantly classist and anti-poor Tweet by the Youth Congress shows their mindset towards India’s poor. Does Crown Prince @OfficeOfRG support this?” Gujarat CM Rupani wrote on Twitter. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala later said the Congress “strongly disapproves and rejects such humour through memes.”

“Differences on policy and opinion aside, Congress culture imbibes respect for PM and all political opponents,” he said.

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  1. Ramakrishna Tumuluri
    Dec 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    Rahul jee new to the office - may be excused-- he always just uses verbatim data got --speaks what he is tutored to do or articulates- HMV -His Mothers Voice or voices of likes like Kapil Sibal---
    1. ashok kumar
      Dec 6, 2017 at 7:27 pm
      i can bet money that this has been purposely done to make pappu in better limelight and more civil. Nice try though!!!
      1. P
        Dec 6, 2017 at 7:18 pm
        There is a strange breed of sycophants in India. They are retained by Congress as their chamchas. No wonder this breed is unique to Indian conditions. They are so faithful that even the most faithful creature on earth -dog- is left with a sorry picture. No matter they may be committing a little treachery with their country. It is a small matter for these retainers. The list is illustrious and and lengthy. The award wapsi gang is a shining example. They have even approached the SC to let them intervene in the Ram Mandir issue pending before the court. So that they could teach a thing or two to the judges also regarding their tolerance, liberalism, socialism, secularism, large hearted-ness, a bit of unique nationalism which hates India and Hindus. The sterling qualities of the this chamcha breed is a shining example even for the other people in the civilized world. Almost, I feel ashamed that I am nationalistic, patriotic, army-loving! I am apologetic. I am not secular.
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          Anuradha Kalhan
          Dec 6, 2017 at 6:33 pm
          Rahul G keep going . You bring a dose of utter decency and civilized behavior. Even though you are a Shahazada ..... you are well behaved :-)
          1. C
            Dec 6, 2017 at 4:21 pm
            Has Pappu done any mistakes by entering into temples?
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