Rahul Gandhi reaches out to 107-year-old ‘birthday girl’ in Bangalore, wins hearts on Twitter


Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday responded to a 107-year-old grandmother, whose birthday ‘wish’ was to meet the ‘handsome’ politician.

Rahul Gandhi

It was after a Bangalore-based woman reached out to the Congress president with her grandmother’s message on Twitter.

Dipali Sikand wrote, “Today my grandmother turned 107. Her one wish. To meet @OfficeOfRG Rahul Gandhi ! I asked her why? She whispers … He’s handsome!”

Gandhi responded, “Dear Dipali, Please wish your beautiful grandmother a very happy birthday and a merry Xmas. Please also give her a big hug from me. Best, Rahul.”

Gandhi did not stop here. He also followed it up with a phone call to the special ‘birthday girl’ as Sikand informed on Twitter.

She wrote, “And as if this was not enough @OfficeOfRG Mr.Gandhi called and personally wished my Nani!! This is #TrueHumaness. Thank you all of you for the blessings for her . Each one of them matter.”

Gandhi has lately taken the microblogging site Twitter by storm with his tweets generating considerable buzz on a regular basis. Not so long ago, he frequently used quirky tweets to target his political rivals particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Gujarat elections. His tweets often get more shares than Modi even though Gandhi’s number of followers are significantly less than that of the prime minister.

Gandhi’s act has won him plenty of plaudits on social media. Here are some reactions;


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