New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the person who found international aerated drink brand Coca-Cola used to sell ‘shikanji’ in America while the founder of McDonald’s used to run a ‘dhaba’ in the country. The remarks were made by the Congress chief while addressing the National OBC convention of the Congress party at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.
#WATCH Congress President Rahul Gandhi talks about origins of the Coca-Cola & McDonald's company, says, "Coca-Cola company ko shuru karne wala ek shikanji bechne wala vyakti tha..." #Delhi pic.twitter.com/MATnaR734J
— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2018
Soon after Rahul's speech, #AccordingToRahulGandhi started trending on micro-blogging site Twitter, with social media users trolling the Congress president. Following are some of the tweets.
— ಏನ್ ನಿನ್ ಪ್ರಾಬ್ಲಮ್ (@arunbtgbd) June 11, 2018
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) June 11, 2018
— Smoking Path-Breaking Skills (@SmokingSkills_) June 11, 2018
— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) June 11, 2018
— Srikanth (@srikanthbjp_) June 11, 2018
Frooti , Maaza and Slice Owners
— Fidus Achates (@Sohni_Bose) June 11, 2018
— भारतीय (@OfficeOfIndian_) June 11, 2018
— Girish S Hinduman (@girishs2) June 11, 2018
— TheGiniKhan (@giniromet) June 11, 2018
Founder of Gillette Mach3 pic.twitter.com/agBkoORS7x
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) June 11, 2018
— शिvam (@Oye_Protein) June 11, 2018
— Paresh Rawal fn (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) June 11, 2018
— Akshay (@AkshayKatariyaa) June 11, 2018
McDonald Dhaba Owner found. pic.twitter.com/n7SemhZKQb
— भारत वर्ष (@gprasad28) June 11, 2018
Owner of OYO rooms.
— डी.के. (@itsdhruvism) June 11, 2018
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) June 11, 2018
— ನರೇಂದ್ರ Kumar ಗೌಡ (@narendravid) June 11, 2018
#AccordingToRahulGandhi ABD Villiers' Parents didn't know letters sequence.
— Vishesh Arora (@vishesharora19) June 11, 2018
Arnold Schwarzenegger used to live in “Shivaji Nagar” #AccordingToRahulGandhi
— Bitter Truth (@ANSHUL1002) June 11, 2018
Meanwhile, Rahul also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that his government has ignored the interests of farmers, but has helped a small group of industrialists by waiving loans amounting to nearly Rs 2.5 lakh crore. He said that people who work hard behind the scene are "never benefitted" and the fruits of their toil are enjoyed by others.
Among other things, Rahul also claimed that the non-performing assets of banks have gone up to Rs 1,000 crore.
(With PTI inputs)