The Telegraph newspaper carried a photo of Rahul Gandhi's cheat-sheet and the scribbles were familiar, all in English. Some phrases were word-for-word what the Congress leader said in the Lok Sabha, for example: "Log PM Modi ko sunna chahte hai. Who unki rai janna chhate hai..."
Union Minister Arun Jaitley, in a press conference on the wasted monsoon session of Parliament, sniped: "People who read from a written script are often repetitive."
What drew many comments on social media was the fact that Mr Gandhi jotted down his Hindi phrases in English, and that he even made a note of his reference to the "three monkeys of Gandhi."
Rahul Gandhi carries a cheat sheet for even rhetoric .. that too in bold capital letters .. https://t.co/Zvqfvl44cL- shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) August 13, 2015
Rahul Gandhi's cheat sheet reminds me of my College days where i could not speak on a presentation without a cheat sheet.- A. (@akrgsrni) August 13, 2015
What's the big deal if Rahul Gandhi's notes weren't in Devanagari? Why is this an issue? Is personal freedom not a thing anymore?- WithRahulGandhi (@withrahulg) August 13, 2015
Rahul Gandhi has faced similar ribbing on twitter when he was photographed referring to his phone while writing a condolence message for Nepal earthquake victims.