Rahul Gandhi's 7 Most Memorable Mic Mishaps


Two Indias Speech (2011)

    In a speech in Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi spoke about the existence of two Indias – one for the wealthy and one for the poor. His remarks were seen as divisive and criticized for oversimplifying complex socio-economic issues.

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Escape Velocity Analogy (2013)

    During a speech in Delhi, Rahul Gandhi referred to the concept of escape velocity from Jupiter while discussing the upliftment of the Dalit community. His choice of analogy was seen as confusing and led to widespread ridicule.

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Poverty is a State of Mind (2013)

    At an event in Mumbai, Rahul Gandhi claimed that poverty is a state of mind. The statement was heavily criticized as being out of touch with the harsh realities faced by the impoverished population in India.

India is bigger than Europe & US (2016)

    During a public address, Rahul Gandhi claimed that India is bigger than Europe and the United States combined, which is geographically incorrect and led to backlash regarding his knowledge and accuracy.

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'Aloo ki Factory' Comment (2017)

    While campaigning in Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi made a comment about setting up a factory to convert potatoes into gold, which was mocked as being unrealistic and out of touch with agricultural realities.

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Coca-Cola Origin Story (2018)

    At a speech in Delhi, Rahul Gandhi incorrectly stated that the Coca-Cola company was started by a shikanji (lemonade) seller in the U.S., which drew mockery and highlighted a lack of factual accuracy.

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Jupiter's Surface (2018)

    In another speech, Rahul Gandhi mentioned the cost of India’s Mars mission, confusingly comparing it with expenses on other projects, and referring to Jupiter’s surface in a context that didnt make sense. This led to further criticism of his understanding of space science and related topics.

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