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.
Check out some of the tweets directed at Rahul Gandhi’s speech at Berkeley.
— Nandita Nagar (@nandita1308) September 12, 2017
#RahulUSspeech OMG.Years taken to build the image and this man ruins in second. His public platform shud be boycotted in India. He needs AI
— Taranpreet (@Singh_Roar) September 12, 2017
Check out more such interesting tweets.
— manish kulkarni (@manishkulk) September 12, 2017
— Sandeep (@17f_says) September 12, 2017
#RahulUSspeech HOW MANY JOBS DID THE UPA PROVIDE FOR THE LAST 70YEARS MR.RAHUL.
— HARSHITH KUMAR (@2387_kumar) September 12, 2017
My Sympathies toward people who heard RaGa live in US,
Wish there is no natural calamity once he leave US #RGinUS
— नवजोत सिंह GST (@00manthan) September 12, 2017
Rahul also said that he understood the problems that violence ignites, recalling the assassinations of his grandmother Indira Gandhi and father Rajiv Gandhi.
Rahul brings true India to America – Barkha Dutt in tomorrow’s US newspapers. #RGinUS proves that Rahul Gandhi has failed, not failing!
— Arjuna (@unheardb4) September 12, 2017
— Amit Dubey (@iAmitDubey_) September 12, 2017
There is a special Congressi touch in Rahul Gandhi’s speech in US. They have always made India feel low and ashamed at International level.
— Bhaad me Jaa.. (@iAbhishek_J) September 12, 2017
— Ojas Malushte (@ojasmalushte) September 12, 2017
Disney World in Florida is closed for two days.
To give full entertainment, Rahul Gandhi is there for Cartoon’s replacement. #RGinUS
— Farrago Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) September 12, 2017