Rahul Gandhi can't seem to catch a break.
After the Congress went down to humiliating defeats in the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and had Goa and Manipur 'stolen' from right under their noses by the BJP, the Gandhi scion has been the subject of much mockery on social media.
But now, he is facing yet another indignity: an engineering student from Madhya Pradesh has submitted Rahul's name to the Guinness Book of World Records for losing as many as 27 elections in the past five years.
The Financial Express reported that Vishal Diwan, an engineering student from Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, approached the Guinness Book of World Records and asked them to enlist Rahul's name for constantly losing elections in India.
Diwan told the newspaper he believed the Congress party's constant defeats can be chalked upto Rahul's active participation in campaigning and his interactions with the media.
According to Zee News, Diwan has written to the Guinness Book of World Records, paid the enrollment fee and received acceptance of the same, however, the Guinness Book of World Records has not confirmed if his request will be approved.
As much as the defeats in the recent Assembly elections must have hurt his pride, being mocked by an engineering student must really sting.
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Updated Date: Mar 21, 2017 15:38:32 IST