As soon as Gandhi took several humorous potshots at the ruling NDA government and at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the hashtags #ComedyafternoonswithRaGa and #RahulGandhiinLokSabha began trending on Twitter.
Gandhi's quip about the Modi government starting a 'Fair and Lovely scheme' to turn black money into white resulted in the most number of reactions. Several Twitter users poured scorn on the Congress leader, but a large number of his supporters also backed him. Whichever side of the debate you may stand on though, it cannot be denied that RaGa and his oratory definitely livened up a dreary Wednesday afternoon.
Here are some of the funniest tweets from the Twitterati:
Today Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha was awesome.... don't know why he was not that aggressive during LS election....
— Dwaipayan Mitra (@DwaipayanM) March 2, 2016
Saw the speech of Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha. Like last time "Suit Boot ki Sarkar", he coined "Fair & Lovely Scheme". This will hit NDA hard.
— N33R4J (@_N33R4J_) March 2, 2016
— Irfan Hindasgeri (@IrfanHindasgeri) March 2, 2016
— Arun Mysore (@arunmsk) March 2, 2016
— S Subhakeerthana (@bhakisundar) March 2, 2016
HUL shares prices go up post RaGa mntng Fair & Lovely brand in his prlmnt spch. #RahulGandhi
— sundaram srinivasan (@mahe1966) March 2, 2016
Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha If his speech was to time travel back to emergency days n applied it fits Indira Gandhi dictatorship perfectly.
— Raghavendra Manoj (@Raghavendra802) March 2, 2016
— Abhishek Saket (@Abhisheksaket) March 2, 2016
Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha
He has started early preparation for 2019 polls,slogan s ready"The country is not the PM & PM is not the country"
— God's Lonely Man! (@GodsLonelyMan06) March 2, 2016