Congress president Rahul Gandhi has finally changed his Twitter name what many on social media wanted him to do, or ‘handle’, as it is referred to. His earlier Twitter name was ‘OfficeofRG‘, and now it is ‘Rahul Gandhi‘. Several social media mavens have pointed out that Rahul’s earlier handle, ‘OfficeofRG’ was pretentious or silly or both. The Congress president, who has stepped up his Twitter game over the last year and a half, is a pretty regular – though not prolific – tweeter. Last November, he joked on the microblogging site that his dog ‘Pidi’ handles his tweets.”People (have) been investigating who tweets for this guy…I’m coming clean…it’s me…Pidi…I’m way intelligent than him. Look what I can do with a tweet..oops..treat!” he tweeted.
While interacting with the Congress party’s IT Cell members last November, Rahul talked about his social media strategy. He said he usually focusses on a few issues and gives suggestions to his communications team which then fine-tunes content related to the issues before posting it on the microblogging site.
Rahul also took to Twitter several times to criticise the recent economic reforms such as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the demonetisation drive, which, according to him, was the Gabbar Singh Tax. However, after the enhanced traction gained by some of his tweets, reports suggested, time and again, that a lot of his followers were allegedly ‘fake’.
On Friday, the Congress top management gave final frame to the party’s political roadmap and vision for the next five years that will be unveiled at its plenary session. The party’s focus at the conference would be to highlight the failures of the Modi government and deciding on the vision and way forward for the next five years. Apart from Rahul Gandhi, the meeting was also visited by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and ex-Congress chief Sonia Gandhi along with top party leaders of Congress.
Welcome delegates and distinguished guests to the #CongressPlenary.
Over the next two days I look forward to interacting with you and to sharing experiences and perspectives that will together help us build a stronger, more vibrant Congress party.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 17, 2018