‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ is currently at its fag end. The country-wide walk which began over 100 days ago, will end in a few weeks. However, the walk and the leader, Rahul Gandhi, have not been free of controversies.
The latest addition to the list is Rahul Gandhi’s T-shirt. The controversy erupted when a political analyst and a BJP supporter Himanshu Jain posted a thread on Twitter ‘exposing’ Rahul Gandhi.
Look at the shirt. Buttons of T shirts buttoned up.Look at his chest Ist the ghere some think thick inside. The wrinkles show there is something below. A thick shield.
— Himanshu Jain (@HemanNamo) January 6, 2023
Rahul Gandhi made it to the national headlines for a non-yatra reason when he was seen braving the cold of Delhi in a white T-Shirt. Several theories of science and a few superstitions started floating around the internet. While a few called RaGa a superhuman, many others brought out scientific reasons behind the activity.
Himanshu Jain posted pictures of Congress leaders and highlighted the fact that the leader’s t-shirt was buttoned up. He claimed that it was so because Rahul Gandhi was wearing a ‘thick shield’ beneath the Tee-shirt.
Jain urged his followers to see the consistency of wrinkles on his tee shirt. He pointed out that the beefed-up chest was a result of several layers of thick clothing under the white t-shirt.
Himanshu Jain has got over 41 thousand followers on Twitter. His bio credits him to be a columnist and a political analyst leaning towards the BJP.
Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ started on September 7, 2022, from the southern tip of the country, Kanyakumari. The Yatra met with massive response from all the states it went to.
Social Media Rections
People have had polarising reactions on social media for the thread. While a few of the right wing accounts and the supporters of the government have called out the ‘hypocrisy’ of the opposition leader, a majority of the netizens have slammed Himanshu Jain for a comical and an unnecessary take on the proceedings.
Bahut badhiya research, chal ab yeh bata is sabzi mein pyaaz hai ya nahin pic.twitter.com/8GbeDux4Ju
— Dr Nimo Yadav (@niiravmodi) January 7, 2023
Bas itni dua hai ki Bhagwaan itna khaali time sabko de. But saath me dimag bhi de.
— Prakhar Khanna (@Parkyprakhar) January 7, 2023
How abt getting a life??
— Meera Chopra (@MeerraChopra) January 7, 2023
Top-tier detective work Himanshu. What we do without great minds like yours churning out such bangers every day.
Ab chaddi baniyan ka bhi analysis kardo thoda
— Anil (@AnilGanti) January 7, 2023
That’s a cheap shot. Forget about the T-shirt, I can bet, no other senior politician in India can walk 3000 kms in any gear. Also, it maybe rare in India, but here in US it’s not uncommon to see people wearing T-shirt and shorts in similar weather conditions. #DontBeSalty
— Yogesh Kondaskar (@YogeshKo) January 7, 2023
Thing is congress itself with its many awestruck tweets on @RahulGandhi t shirt is making a big deal about it – it’s now taking the attention away from what he saying – so why blame others – the party’s official handle must stop doing so – it’s going make it difficult for him !
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) January 8, 2023
No one is interested in what Rahul wears whether T shirt, thermal wear, winter wear….problem arises when he lies about his T shirt & not afraid of cold.
— Raghavendra Upadhya (@RvUpadhya) January 7, 2023