- Rahul Gandhi spoke at social media volunteer meet in Banaskantha, Gujarat
- He said the political tweets are his; he joined Twitter in April 2015
- Pidi is the Congress leader's pet dog whose video went viral last month
Then he added, "The political tweets are mine, but not the routine stuff like birthdays. I suggest few things to my communication team and then we fine tune it".
Underscoring the importance of humour, Mr Gandhi took another dig at the BJP. "If you see a BJP meeting, you will see no one smiles. Everyone has a grim face... We look at the future, we are happy people, we accept the flaws and move on," he said. The Congress vice-president, who had started the tour with a visit to Gandhinagar's Akshardham temple yesterday, had recently said his party had emerged stronger after the drubbing it received from the BJP during elections.
Pidi Gandhi made his first appearance last month on the video of a cute biscuit trick. The accompanying tweets, aimed at his detractors, read, "pl 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!".
Rahul Gandhi's entry into twitter - made in April 2015 -- had been very late compared to key BJP leaders. And his followers - 4.29 million - is way behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 36.6 million. But his tweets - especially the one-liners -- had been gaining attention lately.
On October 15, his tweet taking at dig at the PM, got 12.8K retweets and 61.8K likes.
Modi ji quick; looks like President Trump needs another hug pic.twitter.com/B4001yw5rg— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 15, 2017
His pun on Star Wars aimed at Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley was also circulated.
Dear Mr. Jaitley, May the Farce be with you. pic.twitter.com/Dxb5jFCaEa— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 25, 2017
The most appreciated was the tweet on Pidi, which received 14K retweets and 36K likes.