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Rahul Gandhi finally made his debut on popular micro-blogging site, Twitter, by posting a picture of a green whale titled ‘Whale of secularism’. The tweet was immediately re-tweeted over a thousand times by Congress supporters and trended briefly for a few minutes before getting eclipsed by the trend #PappuonTwitter.
Initially, there was confusion over what the Nehru-Gandhi scion meant with political analysts, self-proclaimed economists and sundry pundits having a field day in interpreting the cryptic tweet. “I think Rahul was flagging environmental issues,” was one line of thought while a minority felt that it conveyed sharp sarcasm, with Rahul displaying his wordplay prowess and capacity for wit. One section of left-liberals were of the opinion that it was in fact a veiled dig at Sharad Pawar or Nitin Gadkari.
Finally, Rahul mentor, Diggy sought to clear the air by clarifying that “Rahul’s tweet was what it was and nothing more ought to be read into it”. Our highly placed source in congress spelled out the sequence of events leading to Rahul’s debut on Twitter: “Rahul baba was watching Maken’s comment on TV about ‘veil of secularism being preferable to naked communalism’ when he switched to Animal Planet and got the epiphany to back up his party-man.”
Maken later clarified that was indeed referring to huge ocean dwelling mammals when he said wheels veils vales whales of secularism were preferable to naked communalism and thanked Rahul baba for dispelling any lingering confusion about what he meant. Manish Tewari later heaped praise on the Nehru-Gandhi scion. “Even I was confused and thought he was talking about veils of secularism but that doesn’t make sense, does it, when one takes a holistic view of it?” he opined.
Sources tell The UnReal Times that Rahul Gandhi has now been advised to stay away from Twitter and Animal Planet at least until General Elections.