As people across North India came out of their homes after feeling the tremors of an earthquake last night (February 12), one person remained unfazed and continued with his work. It was Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who felt the earth shake while on a virtual session but continued with the live address despite the earthquake.
Gandhi was addressing students of the University of Chicago on a web conferencing app when the earthquake jolted North India in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi-NCR, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir.
“By the way, I think there’s an earthquake going on,” remarked Gandhi, as he felt the tremors while interacting with the students of the University of Chicago and historian Dipesh Chakrabarty. Gandhi laughed and made light of the situation when he said that the entire room was shaking.
Other people in the session were amused by Gandhi’s reaction as he continued with his address. The session was also joined by Indian Overseas Congress chairman Sam Pitroda.
While most people worried about their safety and well-being during and after the earthquake, Gandhi’s calm and composed reaction became popular on social media as netizens reacted to the clip. The users were quick to share their opinion and memes as well.
“I love how Rahul Gandhi went like “btw I think there’s an earthquake, my whole room is shaking” in the middle of his interaction with students of the University of Chicago and then just continued with his answer,” said a user on Twitter.
#earthquake @RahulGandhi in between in a live interview when earthquake happened.#earthquake pic.twitter.com/GRp9sxHoMY
— Rohit Yadav (@RohitnVicky) February 12, 2021
Some started sharing an old speech of Rahul Gandhi wherein he said that an earthquake would come if he was allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha. Incidentally, Rahul Gandhi made a strong address during the Budget Session in the lower house of the Parliament just yesterday.
The earthquake was of a 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale as per the National Centre for Seismology. It had its epicentre in Tajikistan.
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