It's "Rahul Gandhi" On Twitter Now. Has A New Profile Image Too

Rahul Gandhi announced the change from his new Twitter handle @Rahul Gandhi

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It's 'Rahul Gandhi' On Twitter Now. Has A New Profile Image Too

Rahul Gandhi, who has over six million followers on Twitter, changed his handle today.

New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. "@RahulGandhi" has replaced "@OfficeofRG", his earlier Twitter handle
  2. Mr Gandhi took time before he joined Twitter in 2015
  3. Rahul Gandhi has over six million followers on Twitter
Ahead of the Congress' conclave that began today, party president Rahul Gandhi's Twitter followers woke up to a nice surprise -- "@RahulGandhi" had replaced @OfficeofRG", his earlier Twitter handle. A dimpled Rahul Gandhi can be seen smiling in his profile photograph. Mr Gandhi's updated Twitter look coincided with the Indian National Congress 84th Plenary Session in New Delhi.
 
Mr Gandhi, who became the President of Congress in December, took time before he joined Twitter in 2015. However, over the last year, especially around Gujarat assembly polls, he not only impressed all with his wisecracks and filmy analogies, his aggressive use of the platform to reach out to the masses was seen as both effective and refreshing. But naysayers wondered who was tweeting for him.

In a sarcastic comeback to his critics, he posted a video of his pet dog, Pidi Gandhi, crediting him with his rise in popularity on the social media site.

"People (have) been asking who tweets for this guy... I'm coming clean..it's me..Pidi..I'm way smarter than him. Look what I can do with a tweet..oops..treat!," Mr Gandhi had tweeted.

Comments
Rahul Gandhi has over six million followers on Twitter, no match for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 41 million. But his sharp jibes at the BJP, the government and PM Modi and senior ministers are helping him widen his fan base at a steep pace.

The BJP has accused Mr Gandhi of using bots or software-driven accounts that automate actions like retweets and likes, to inflate his following on the site, but the Congress has dismissed the allegations.

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