New Delhi. After Congress decided not to send any representatives to TV news channels discussing opinion polls, the party has made up for this loss of air time by sending Rahul Gandhi to the sets of TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC).
“More people watch entertainment channels than news channels, and this will be a better way to reach out to more people and influence voters,” Congress spokesperson and I&B Minister Manish Tewari explained the logic.
Congress is confident that with this step, Rahul Gandhi would get to speak in front of audiences that will be bigger than those attracted by Narendra Modi.
“This will also help in keeping communal forces at bay,” Tewari added.
Sources tell Faking News that the episode has already been shot and will be aired next week. The amount won by Rahul Gandhi will be used to eradicate poverty, empower minorities, and buy food for Indians who have been hungry for thousands of years.
Here are the highlights of the show that you can watch on TV next week:
Amitabh Bachchan introduces Rahul Gandhi as the “angry young man” that he himself used to be till he acted in Mrityudaata. Rahul Gandhi smiles and says, “I am young, but no more angry. main ab logo mein ghussa kam karna chaahta hoon (I want to reduce anger among people now).”
Rahul further discloses that he loves Amitabh Bachchan movies, especially Mard, which helped him get deep insights into India’s freedom movement. After this Amitabh Bachchan abruptly asks him the first question:
“Who was the first Indian to travel into space? – A) Mukesh Khanna. B) Rakesh Sharma. C) Hrithik Roshan. D) Dara Singh.”
Rahul Gandhi looks confused and takes the “Phone a Friend” lifeline. He asks for Digvijay Singh. Phone is connected to Digvijay Singh, and he is reported to have said:
“RSS would like people to believe that Dara Singh as Hanumaan or Mukesh Khanna as Shaktimaan was the first person to into space, but this is all a conspiracy to keep India backward. We have to defeat these communal forces by coming up with the right answer. Rahul ji, please let everyone know, including this brand ambassador of Gujarat Amitabh Bachchan who has forgotten the favors Rajiv Gandhi ji did to him, that it was only due to Nehru ji’s vision that India has a space mission. This Narendra Modi was selling tea in those days and didn’t do anything to contribute towards space mission. Indira Gandhi ji was the Prime Minister when the first Indian could go in space. Congress helped India…”
30 seconds were over and Digvijay Singh couldn’t give the right answer to Rahul Gandhi.
“Ab aap kya karenge?” Amitabh Bachchan asks a confused Rahul Gandhi, who decides to go for audience poll. 73% of the audience voted for option B.
“Will you go with this audience?” Big B asked.
“Well, these days we don’t believe opinion polls, so I will take another lifeline,” Rahul Gandhi said and opted for 50-50. Computer removed options C and D.
“I think I will go with B, because Digvijay Uncle had said that Mukesh Khanna was an RSS agent,” Rahul Gandhi used his logical and analytical skills to come up with the right answer.
And Rahul Gandhi won the first round. Since it was a special episode, he was immediately handed over a check of 5 lakh rupees.
Another question saw an audio clip being played to Rahul Gandhi. “Meelon hum aa gaye, meelon humein jaana hai” said the audio clip and the Congress Vice President was asked to identify with which organization this clip was associated.
The options were – A) Indian Railways. B) Indian National Congress. C) Delhi Half Marathon. D) Chinese Army.
Rahul Gandhi knew the answer and claimed that the options A, C, and D were complete nonsense.
On another occasion, he termed a question itself as complete nonsense and used his fourth and last lifeline “Flip the Question” to avoid answering it.
The question was: “What is Prince called in Urdu? – A) Sultan. B) Shehzada. C) Wazeer. D) Shehenshaah.”
Sources confirm that Rahul Gandhi wins 7 crore rupees, thus being the first one on the show to achieve this feat. Congress is supposed to cite this achievement as a valid reason why he deserves to be the next Prime Minister of India.
Reportedly Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is also called up on the show for “Ghar Baithe Lakhpati” question.