- Nandini Krishnan
The reason there is no Rahul Gandhi meme yet is that his speeches don't contain statements that stand out. Every single syllable of his speeches provokes a different facial muscle to contort.
There are those who feel Rahul Gandhi's incoherence will be the BJP's strongest secret weapon in the lead-up to 2014.
The guy says freebies make more sense than development, that money should be channeled towards buying votes instead of building infrastructure; to do otherwise is anti-poor.
He gets poetic, and calls India a bouquet with different flowers.
Having spent his nights finishing off the meagre stores of food in Dalit houses and using up their limited bed linen to sleep in during the last campaign, he has now promised to give up his dreams for the underprivileged – who are, in his words, "the poor, Dalits, Adivasis, men and women".
For them, he will "crush" his dreams, and make their dreams his own. No one knows what these dreams are. His only dream appears to be getting forced into the Prime Minister's seat, and he shows no sign of giving that up.
His sage advice is to change the slogan "Aadhi roti khayenge, Congress ko jitayenge" to "Poori roti khayenge, 100 din kaam karenge, dawaiee lenge aur Congress ko jitayenge".
Don't eat half a roti and vote for the Congress. Eat lots of rotis, take two-thirds of the year off, take medicines and vote for Congress.
He boasts that the Congress has assured people of jobs. Yes, under the MNREGA, which requires people to do hard labour without using machines, for paltry sums of money.
He claims that the Land Acquisition Bill will ensure that no "big businessman" can go and grab land from tribal people.
When he makes such statements, he usually forgets that the incidents he refers to have usually occurred under his government's watch.
And, in the process, he guarantees us idle minutes of supreme entertainment.
Image: Rahul Gandhi delivers his first speech as Congress party Vice-President during the Congress party leadership conclave in Jaipur on January 20, 2013. (AFP)