Rahul Gandhi can't ever get it right, not even on the day when his party has clearly been routed by the BJP and Narendra Modi.
At a press conference, as he and Congress President Sonia Gandhi accepted responsibility for the defeat, Rahul managed to botch a staple post-election moment into social media fodder.
While Sonia spoke about how the party had clearly lost and not got the mandate of the people, Rahul began his speech by saying, "I would like to congratulate the new government."
He also said that party has done pretty badly. Pretty badly, of course doesn't begin to sum it up but it was made worse by Rahul's attempt at play it cool, as he smiled right through his speech and that of his mother. Talk about not having any sense of occasion.
Twitter is already abuzz with jokes about Why is Rahul Gandhi smiling? Here are some of the best ones we saw till now.
— Firstpost (@firstpostin) May 16, 2014
Why is Rahul Gandhi smiling? Coz every kid is happy when exams get over and they can go on a vacation
— Anshul Agrawal (@tura_anshul) May 16, 2014
— Devendra singh (@Devendra_singhh) May 16, 2014
"Why is Rahul Gandhi smiling? Because his mommy told him if you don't smile i will block POGO channel.
— ganesh alat (@ganesh_alat) May 16, 2014
— Tarun Tiwari (@TarunT17) May 16, 2014
Why is Rahul Gandhi Smiling ? At least put a sad face in the press conference yaar.
— Aditya (@forwardshortleg) May 16, 2014
Rahul Gandhi smiling in the press conference looks just like a small kid who smiles after breaking an iPhone...
— Deesh (@BernardDishan) May 16, 2014
We will update this story with more tweets.
Updated Date: May 16, 2014 17:51:38 IST