Rahul Gandhi rushes to aid tumbling photographer, wins hearts
The 2019 Lok Sabha election is around the corner and that can only mean one thing: Leaders of various parties going on a campaigning spree across the country. We’ve already seen Amit Shah starting the Bharatiya Janata Party’s rally in West Bengal, despite being on a recovery route from swine flu. In Bhubaneswar, Congress supremo Rahul Gandhi was readying up for his campaign and was greeted by a contingent of photographers. As you’d imagine, it was a chaotic scene and a photographer lost his balance and fell from an elevated area.
A video going viral on the internet shows the man tripping and falling on his back and hitting his head on the pavement, before rolling over. Needless to say, it was a painful crash. Immediately after, Gandhi, who was speaking to someone, rushed to the stop and helped the man up to his feet. Quick reaction from the Congress prez, we must say. A lot of Twitter users have praised Gandhi for helping out the distressed photographer.
Meanwhile, a Congress member Hasiba shared the video, along with a clip of Narendra Modi, where he’s seen addressing a gathering. A police officer behind him seemingly fainted. Modi passed a glance but continued with his speech. Hasiba noted on her tweet that “It doesn't matter if someone is dying, Modiji will continue giving his speech." However, it turns out that this part of her tweet is incorrect. Reports said that the cop, Amitabh Pathak, the then Gujarat police chief, was not dying. The incident occurred in 2013 when Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat. India Today reported that Pathak later said that he was “feeling much better.”