Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday gave a comic spin to claims and counter-claims on his rising popularity on Twitter, but it led to a major political slugfest.
Rahul tweeted a video of his pet dog, Pidi, doing namaste while standing up on its haunches. The accompanying comment said, "Ppl been asking who tweets for this guy..I'm coming clean..it's me..Pidi..I'm way [image] than him. Look what I can do with a tweet..oops..treat!"
Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma poked fun at Rahul with a counter-tweet: "Sir @OfficeOfRG, who knows him better than me. Still remember you busy feeding biscuits 2 him while We wanted to discuss urgent Assam's issues."
This prompted Congress leaders to respond. Pawan Khera asked, "was it in that very meeting that we got to know who was more loyal?" while Sushmita Dev, MP from Assam, tweeted emojis of dogs with a comment "We also know you better now".