Elections 2019: What tweet for tat tells you about Rahul Gandhi
From Rahul Gandhi being a ‘pappu’ to his ‘chowkidar chor hai’ campaign against Narendra Modi, Twitter is the battleground of wit
From being the subject of insults, ‘pappu’ has transformed himself into the master of insults on Twitter
On the evening of 11 April, as the first phase of India’s marathon elections wound to a close, Samajwadi Party chief and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav took to Twitter to reflect on the significance of humanity’s first-ever snapshot of a black hole, which had been released to the public only a few hours ago. “Ab to black hole bhi dikh gaya. Bas achche din hi hain jo nazar nahi aatey (We have even seen a black hole now, but ‘acche din’ are still out of sight)," he wrote. Within minutes, that short, pithy one-liner was retweeted hundreds of times.