Rahul Makes Twitter Debut, Gets 44K Followers on Day 1

Published: 08th May 2015 05:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2015 05:58 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:  It’s official. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has finally decided to end his reticence in engaging with the social media. On Wednesday, he debuted on micro-blogging site Twitter. Within hours of Rahul launching official account ‘office of RG’, it picked up over 44,000 followers. “We are happy to launch the Twitter account of the Office of Mr. Rahul Gandhi (@officeOfRG),”  Rahul Gandhi’s office said.

“This is the official account of the Office of Rahul Gandhi | Member of Parliament | Vice President, Indian National Congress,” the verified account said.

The very first tweet was posted on the twitter handle this afternoon. “Watch this space for information and updates on Rahul Gandhi’s official programmes and upcoming events,” it said. It also announced Rahul Gandhi’s proposed padyatra programme in Telangana.

“On 12th May Rahul Gandhi will begin a 15 km padyatra in Telangana’s Adilabad Dist-covering 5 villages, starting from Wadial Village,” a tweet said.

In his last tweet, he posted a video of his speech in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Rahul’s twitter account follows only 3 handles- NSUI, IYC and INC India accounts.

Congress sources insisted that it is an “office account and not a personal account” of the party vice-president.

“Rahul will not be tweeting” but his office will be taking care of the twitter handle, they said. Rahul would have a long way to go to challenge his rival, PM Narendra Modi who has 12.1 million followers.


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