Bangkok trended at the top of Twitter late night on Saturday, after social media users alleged that senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has embarked upon a foreign trip days ahead of the upcoming assembly polls. Several verified handles on the microblogging site said the Gandhi scion left for Bangkok via an Air Vistara flight earlier in the day. Among the claimants included BJP's Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, the BJP IT Cell and a few noted journalists of India. Rahul Gandhi Leaves For Bangkok Ahead of Maharashtra & Haryana Assembly Elections 2019?
An official confirmation on whether Rahul Gandhi has left for Bangkok has not been issued by the Congress. The party has neither denied the speculation which has been running wild on social media. If true, it could turn out to be an embarrassment for the grand old party which is already battling infighting ahead of the high stake elections in Maharashtra and Haryana.
As Bangkok trended wlidly of Twitter in India, here are some of the top posts, as shared below:
News just in- Former Cong President Rahul Gandhi has gone to Bangkok today. Maharashtra and Haryana elections are just 10 days away. Signs of confidence?
— Marya Shakil (@maryashakil) October 5, 2019
Sources say Rahul Gandhi left for Bangkok today morning by Air Vistara
— Aman Sharma (@AmanKayamHai_ET) October 5, 2019
Tweet by BJP spokesperson:
Just ahead of Maharashtra & Haryana elections, Rahul Gandhi has gone off to Bangkok today at 0825 hrs by Vistara UK 121 from Delhi.
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) October 5, 2019
BJP IT Cell Jabs Rahul Gandhi:
Sad movement and Big set back for @Dev_Fadnavis.
Our star campaigner has gone off to Bangkok.
— CTR.Nirmal kumar (@CTR_Nirmalkumar) October 5, 2019
Rahul Gandhi, who stepped down as the Congress president following the devastating loss in Lok Sabha elections 2019, continues to be among the top leaders to hit the party's campaign trail. He has been listed among the star campaigners in both Haryana and Maharashtra, and is scheduled to address rallies and lead roadshows between October 10-19. Both the states are slated for a single-phase elections on October 21. The results would be declared on October 24, when the counting votes has been scheduled by the Election Commission.