Anything Rahul Gandhi does gets everyone talking. Just a day after his 46th birthday, the Congress vice president tweeted on Monday that he would be travelling out of the country for a “short visit”, but as usual did not say where he was going.
Traveling out of the country for a few days on a short visit.Thanks again to all who met &wished me y’day,truly grateful for your affection!— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) June 20, 2016
As usual, Rahul’s tweet has set off wild speculation on social media about the choice of his holiday destination. This was also perhaps one of the few times he took to Twitter to make his travel plans public.
So obviously people jumped in to ask where he was headed:
@OfficeOfRG are you going to Syria to fight for ISIS? Please don’t, India needs you. Modi needs you for winning— Innov8 (@pliersnwires) June 20, 2016
Some questioned if he was getting the timing of the trip right given the Congress party’s present condition
@OfficeOfRG leave Congress Party ,as it no longer can carry Ur burden ,there are lots of leaders u can lead the Congress party— Nawab Ahsan Hashmi (@hashmi_nawab) June 21, 2016
And then there were those who were just having fun at his expense
.@OfficeOfRG book Malaysian airlines..Good discount rate..You will Benefit..India will also Benefit !— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) June 20, 2016
.@OfficeOfRG Bye bye.India will miss ur comedy.Jaldi wapas aana.Tere jokes ke bina life boring ho jayegi 😔— Santoesha Bissesar (@MsSantoesha) June 20, 2016
There were even polls!
@OfficeOfRG let’s have quick poll: where must be Pappu going ?— Kailash Wagh (@kailashwg) June 20, 2016