Following Congress' revelation about former chief Rahul Gandhi's non-political accolades, netizens were left shocked as they got to witness a lesser-known side of the Congress leader. The former Congress President has a black belt in the Japanese martial art form Aikido and is a national level shooting champion. Congress marked National Sports Day by taking to its social media handle to reveal the same about Rahul Gandhi. Earlier in the day, Congress had launched an attack against the Fit India initiative launched by Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi on Thursday.
People were in for a shock as they got to know the non-political accolades of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. While many netizens applauded Rahul Gandhi's achievements, the Congress leader was also targeted for his lack of political involvement and influence. Pointing to Rahul Gandhi's black-belt in Aikido and his feat as national shooting champion, netizens wondered how it was going to help the country or its people. Some users asked Rahul Gandhi to revamp the Congress party before diving into other personal interests in order to save the honour and dignity of the 'Grand Old Party'. Here are some of the reactions:
Everyone has seen the politician side of Rahul Gandhi through the years, leading the Congress first as vice-president, then as party president after succeeding his mother, and now again as a senior functionary following the humiliating defeat in the 2019 elections. However, while pictures of Rahul Gandhi engaging in Aikido have already done the rounds online earlier, Congress' latest revelation may come as a new revelation to the people of India as they learn that Rahul Gandhi is a black belt holder in the Japenese martial art form, and also a certified national level shooting champion. INC took to their Instagram handles to post a few pictures of Rahul Gandhi practicing the martial art form and the certificate awarded to Rahul Gandhi from the National Rifle Association of India awarding him the fourth position for participating in the National Shooting Championship competition in the year 1988-89. Here are the pictures revealed by the Congress: