Mr Nice Guy

IN Media Watch Briefs | 01/04/2018

The Congress is delighted with this Facebook post by a journalist who is described as a ‘RSS sympathiser’.   Shashi Tharoor tweeted it as a ‘fascinating take.’  It says  that Rahul Gandhi met for 90 minutes with a group of ‘political enthusiasts/social media influencers’, was punctual, polite, listened to all present, didn’t mind being addressed by his first name, offered tea, and came across as a nice guy with a world view. The details of his world  view  are not shared.                       

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