Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was seen playing cricket with students in Rewari’s KLP college where his chopper made an emergency landing. The incident took place when Gandhi was returning to Delhi after addressing a rally in Mahendragarh district of Haryana. In a minute-long video which has gone viral on social media, the Congress leader was seen batting in the nets.
Rahul Gandhi later left for the national capital by road. Earlier, Congress president Sonia Gandhi was scheduled to address the Mahendragarh rally. Hours before the schedule, the state Congress announced that she will not be able to attend the public meeting due to ‘unavoidable reasons.’ address after becoming interim party chief.
#WATCH Congress leader Rahul Gandhi plays cricket with local boys in Rewari after his chopper made an emergency landing at KLP College earlier today, due to bad weather while returning to Delhi from Mahendragarh after addressing an election rally. #Haryana pic.twitter.com/Y4rv0Gf8Gg— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
“@RahulGandhi ji will be addressing a public meeting at Mahendragarh today, at 2 PM. @INCIndia President Sonia Gandhi ji will not be able to attend the meeting due to unavoidable reasons," the Haryana Congress said in a tweet.
This was Rahul Gandhi's second rally in Haryana. He had addressed the first one on October 14 in Nuh in the Mewat region. He has already held rallies for the October 21 assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana.
Addressing the rally, Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the poor state of the economy and alleged that he has no understanding of it. The former Congress president also said that the world is mocking India due to his government's divisive politics that pitted people against each other.
"The world is mocking India. The country which used to show the way to the world, used to live with love, used to progress fast...Today one caste is fighting the other, one religion is fighting the other and the country's pride, its economy, Narendra Modi has destroyed it," Gandhi said.