Rahul's Doggie Plan Backfires, BJP Counters With 'Pidiman' Poster

| October 30 , 2017 , 12:12 IST

Ever since the Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's social media presence witnessed a rise, the party in power was not leaving any chance in questioning his sudden popularity. Many accused him of garnering fake retweets and even getting an expert to tweet on his behalf.

Coming clean regarding the accusations, Rahul on Sunday posted a video taking a jibe at his criticisers. The Congress scion introduced an adorable black and white puppy 'Pidi' on the video. Gandhi's pet dog knows how to sit still to say 'namaste' and how to balance a treat on his nose.

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A witty caption accompanied the video which read, "People (have) been asking who tweets for this guy... I'm coming's me..Pidi..I'm way cooler than him. Look what I can do with a tweet..oops..treat!"

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders were quick to respond to Rahul's cryptic video and mock his attempt to downplay the success of his tweets. The first one to counterattack was Congress rebel and Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who joined BJP in 2016.

His tweet read, "Sir @OfficeOfRG,who knows him (Pidi) better than me. Still remember you busy feeding biscuits to him while we wanted to discuss urgent Assam issues."

Following his colleague, BJP’s IT cell-in charge Amit Malviya shared a modified image of the latest poster of Akshay Kumar starrer 'Padman' by replacing the actor's face with Congress leader who is riding the bicycle with his puppy.

The headline of the poster was changed to 'Pidiman', the tagline of this Congress directed and produced film read 'The story of a dog who is smarter than his master'. The BJP leader captioned the picture "Pidi lao, Congress bachao.. (Bring Pidi, Save Congress)".

Lately, Rahul Gandhi's tweets dripping with satire and clever connections are going viral and receiving more retweets than PM Narendra Modi which didn't sit well with many who claimed that Congress' alleged 'bots' with Russian, Kazakh or Indonesian characteristic are the reason behind his social media 'resurgence'.

Meanwhile, the Congress and Rahul Gandhi have claimed of expanding their social media team some months back for diversifying their digital campaign during the upcoming elections, which likely has a connection with their social media popularity.