New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi who left for Europe to usher in the New Year, will be arriving today a week late than his scheduled return. Sources say that the delay was caused as there is no one to carry around his footwear.
Speaking to Faking News, Congress Party spokesperson said, “Rahulji was supposed to return on the 4th from Europe. Few beaches were part of his itinerary but since there was no party worker there who would carry his footwear while he entered the water. He is not used to carrying his shoes, so we had to wait before someone did that for him.”
Apparently, a few party workers are planning to fly to Europe later in the evening to ease Rahul Gandhi from his ‘who will carry my shoes’ predicament.
If sources are to be believed, a high level meeting was called by Sonia Gandhi to discuss this issue and provide assistance to Rahul Gandhi in the quickest possible way. “There was chaos at Soniaji’s residence with every party worker volunteering to go to Europe, but Narayansamy was unanimously chosen by all to help Rahulji with his shoes,” said a party spokesperson.
Some party leaders were worried with the ‘lack of leadership’ due to Rahul Gandhi’s absence.
“Although Budget session is some time away, we need Rahulji’s presence to disrupt the Parliament. When he comes up excuses to stall the Parliament proceedings, even BJP doesn’t counter him,” said another party member.
Rahul Gandhi’s whereabouts have been kept secret a few senior Congress leaders are regularly are in touch with him to keep him abreast of the happenings in the country.
A senior Congress leader on the condition of anonymity also said that Rahul Gandhi’s trip is not all about pleasure. He is also promoting Congress party to the farmers in Scotland and helping them fight for their rights.