Election results: Rahul smiles even in defeat. But why asks Twitter?

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.

 Election results: Rahul smiles even in defeat. But why asks Twitter?

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will update this story with more tweets.

Updated Date: May 16, 2014 17:51:38 IST