NEW DELHI: Pictures of Congress president Rahul Gandhi on board a flight to Guwahati yesterday are going viral.
Why? Because they appear to show he’s a well brought up man.
During the usual pre-take off jostling for luggage space in the overhead bins, Rahul stepped up to help co-passengers put up their luggage and make space for others’ bags too.
In a country where most people are used to politicians behaving like VVIPs, this gesture had Twitter all abuzz, with many approving and lauding the Congress president’s gesture. They complimented him for behaving like a common, decent person.
Congress President @OfficeOfRG helps co passengers a helping hand during his journey from Delhi to Guwahati enroute… https://t.co/2L49S4rwn1
— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@vinaydokania)
Rahul also smilingly obliged people who wanted to be photographed with him.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi ji offers a helping hand to Co-Passengers while locating their luggage today On his… https://t.co/6xX7S3TqsH
— Dr.Seetharam Babu (@SeetharamPatti)
“This shows the true character of Congress President Shri. Rahul Gandhi ji, such a down to earth person,” was what one person said on Twitter about Rahul’s gesture.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi offers a helping hand to Co-Passengers while locating their luggage today On his fl… https://t.co/zw1Ef7kBZh
— Ritika Sharma 🐦 (@RS9777)
Not long ago, Rahul’s mother and erstwhile Congress president Sonia Gandhi, similarly acquiesced to being photographed with people who waned ‘selfies’. This happened while she was on vacation at a Goa resort. Pictures of her on a bicycle, smiling and looking more relaxed than she’s done in a long while, became a hit on social media.
Actor Riteish Deshmukh also retweeted a picture of Sonia and Goa.
Some pictures make you happy… this is one of them. Wishing Sonia ji happiness and best of health. https://t.co/SSITMjOnCD
— Riteish INDIAN (@Riteishd)