The thrashing of four Dalit youth in Gujarat’s Una echoed in Parliament on Wednesday. Though the Congress has taken the battle to BJP, but in an embarrassment to the party, its scion was allegedly caught sleeping during a debate on the issue in Lok Sabha.
Rahul Gandhi was allegedly napping during the entire speech of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the Una incident. While the Congress erupted in protest over Rajnath’s remarks, television footage showed the party vice-president sleeping resting his forehead in his palm.
Rahul apparently continued sleeping even as Congress Lok Sabha chief Mallikarjun Kharge and his fellow MPs were shouting their objections.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury has come out with a clarification on Rahul’s nap, saying he was just "resting his eyes". As expected, Rahul was trolled by Twitterati soon after the incident.
WATCH: Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury's clarification on Rahul Gandhi appearing to be dozing off in Lok Sabha.https://t.co/BdhqvGwG1U— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2016
Please don't make fun of Rahul Gandhi sleeping in the Parliament. This is his best contribution to the nation. pic.twitter.com/K1HcjJe0eD— The-Lying-Lama â˜”ï¸ (@KyaUkhaadLega) July 20, 2016
I don't blame Rahul Gandhi tor sleeping in Parliament. Long & boring speeches by MPs can put any child to sleep.— Mahesh Jagga (@MaheshJagga) July 20, 2016