Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who is facing a tough time in his political career due to the back to back defeats across the country, is once again making the headlines. This time Rahul has been into the limelight for a completely unique reason. Vishal Diwan, who is an engineering student from Hoshangabad Madhya Pradesh has approached to the Guinness Book of World Records and requested to enlist Rahul Gandhi’s name for losing as many as 27 elections in the country.
Diwan believes that the fact that Congress party has lost 27 elections in the span of 5 years is somewhere a result of Rahul Gandhi’s active participation in election campaigning and media interactions. As a matter of fact, this number consistent losses are more than enough to get qualified for the record book. In order to fulfill his wish, Diwan has written a letter to the administration of Guinness Books and have also paid the enrollment fees for the same. Diwan has received the confirmation of acceptance of his application, but the US-based record book have not confirmed whether it will approve such request or not.
Many a times, Rahul has been the butt off all jokes for his speeches and political knowledge. Recently the Congress VP was massively trolled on social networking sites for a joint press conference with Akhilesh Yadav where he forgot the total number of seats in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. In the recently conducted assembly elections, Congress party lost in 4 out of the 5 states that went for polling. Despite winning large number of seats in Goa and Manipur, Congress couldn’t from the government. Even in places like Amethi and Raebareli, which are the Loksabha constituencies of Rahul and Sonia Gandhi respectively, the party could not retain the seats and lost to BJP candidates. It was only Punjab where Congress came to power after defeating their arch rivals Shiromani Akali Dal (allied with BJP).