Congress chief Rahul Gandhi went viral on social media on Friday but for all the wrong reasons.
The official Twitter account of Congress released yet another in a series of videos that the party has released featuring Gandhi. Only this time, he is seen alone, speaking to the camera and touching upon the pressing topics concerning the nation.
But while the video itself managed to inspire debate and even several memes, observers were quick to notice something peculiar about Gandhi - his swiftly growing hair.
The first video that Gandhi posted appeared on July 10. In this video, he spoke about the unfairness of conducting exam during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is extremely unfair to conduct exams during the Covid19 pandemic.UGC must hear the voice of the students and academics. Exams should be cancelled and students promoted on basis of past performance.#SpeakUpForStudents pic.twitter.com/1TYY3q58i0— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 10, 2020
I want to make our current affairs, history and crisis clear and accessible for those interested in the truth. From tomorrow, I’ll be sharing my thoughts with you on video.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 13, 2020
But in the latest video posted by INC on Friday, the 50-year-old Wayanad MP seems to be sporting a fuller head of hair.
Many on social media pointed out the discrepancy and wondered how Gandhi's mane grew so fast. While some wondered if the Congress Chief had been pre-recording his messages, others jokingly asked him to share the name of his shampoo.
Pic 1: Rahul Gandhi's look on 10th JulyPic 2: Rahul Gandhi's look on 17th JulySuch transformation in just 7 days? How is it possible?Is Rahul sharing old videos after editing out all his jokes? pic.twitter.com/hWPw4OI35O— Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) July 17, 2020
इसमें भी घपला ??फ़ोटो 1- 10 जुलाई फ़ोटो 2- आज ..17 जुलाई या तो किसी ख़ास चीनी App से Editing की है या फिर भाई सबको बता दो कि ऐसा क्या खाते हो कि एक सप्ताह में ही बाल इतने बढ़ गये pic.twitter.com/GOEOnXonk6— Major Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) July 17, 2020
Pic 1 : 10th JulyPic 2 : Today 17th July So much hair growth or pre recorded n scripted pic.twitter.com/NQqVLEqiIu— swadeshi mojito (@desimojito) July 17, 2020
Nevertheless, the Congress chief managed to launch a scathing attack on the government in power in the video in which he minced no words and spoke about China's intrusion in the country's territory, India's weakening economic growth, and its dwindling relationship with close neighbours such as Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka.