Rahul Gandhi seen at nightclub in viral video; BJP takes dig at Congress leader


Guwahati: A row has erupted over an undated video doing the rounds on Twitter which shows Congress leader Rahul Gandhi partying at a nightclub reportedly in Nepal’s Kathmandu.

Several BJP leaders on Tuesday shared the video on Twitter and slammed the Congress leadership amid communal clashes in Rajasthan where the party is in power.

“Rahul Gandhi was at a nightclub when Mumbai was under seize. He is at a nightclub at a time when his party is exploding. He is consistent. Interestingly, soon after the Congress refused to outsource their presidency, hit jobs have begun on their Prime Ministerial candidate…,” BJP IT cell incharge Amit Malviya tweeted.

However, the Congress later said that Rahul was in Nepal to to attend a function and asked whether it’s a crime to have Friends.
Union law minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted, “Vacation, Party, Holiday, Pleasure Trip, Private Foreign Visit etc are nothing new to the nation now…”

Manoj Tiwari, former Delhi unit chief and MP from North East Delhi, raised questions on the public conduct of the Gandhi family scion as he shared the video. He took a dig at the Congress leadership.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in Kathmandu on Monday. The former Congress President was accompanied by three other persons as he landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in the afternoon, two security sources have confirmed, reported IANS. While the exact reason behind his Nepal visit is not known yet, the sources said he will participate in a marriage ceremony in Kathmandu this week. Some other Indian VVIPs have also arrived in Kathmandu to participate in the marriage ceremony, though it is not known yet who is organising the function.

The Congress leader will spend five days in Kathmandu and is likely to visit Rara or Mustang, a security source told IANS. It is not known whether he will meet political leaders in Nepal.

While the video went viral, social media was split in its opinion. While some called out Rahul Gandhi for partying in a nightclub, others came out in support of him and said politics and personal life should be kept separate.