Rahul Gandhi trolled for his speech at UC Berkeley, Twitter equates him with a 'calamity'

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi slammed Narendra Modi over demonetisation in his speech at University of California, Berkeley

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday (September 12), addressed a gathering at the University of California at Berkeley. Interestingly, his great-grandfather Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru too had delivered a speech there back in 1949. The Congress scion is on a two-week visit to the US wherein he is scheduled to interact with political leaders and overseas Indians. Gandhi spoke at length about the Congress party, the political situation in India under the Narendra Modi government and the demonetisation move. He took a direct jibe at the Modi government, accusing it of wiping out millions of jobs due to the cash ban. “Demonetisation caused almost 2 per cent loss of the GDP,” he said.

However, Rahul Gandhi’s speech did not go down well with a few on social media who slammed him for criticising India in a foreign land.

“#RahulUSspeech:not about artificial intelligence but nonsense intelligence.He spurts venom in a foreign country about India.Time he shuts up,” a Twitter user said.

Many did not lose an opportunity to poke fun at Rahul, terming his speech as the second major calamity to strike the US after Hurricane Irma. “Haha this shows his capabilities, talking about his own country from US#RahulUSspeech,” another user posted.

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Check out some of the tweets directed at Rahul Gandhi’s speech at Berkeley.

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Rahul also said that he understood the problems that violence ignites, recalling the assassinations of his grandmother Indira Gandhi and father Rajiv Gandhi.

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