Seems like there is no end to Rahul Gandhi’s bloopers. One after the other, Rahul Gandhi comes up with these weird ideas and statements which is not only an embarrassment to himself but also the Congress party.
His funny statements have become a talking point in the entire political class which is one of the main reasons he is earned the name Pappu and Buddu. Since 2013, when he became active in politics he has been making very dumb statements which have turned into comedy quotes in politics.
Just days after he returned from US/Germany/UK (whichever country he had been) he addressed the OBC community in Delhi where he made a very funny statement which caught the attention of people immediately. In his speech, he was trying to attack PM Modi as usual and said PM Modi was not in favour of farmers and failed to give farm loan waiver. He went on to say that he has never seen a single farmer in PM Modi’s office.
But that was not it, he suddenly changed his topic to Coca Cola founders and asked whether people knew who started Coca Cola Company….He went on to explain that those people who founded Coca Cola were selling Shikanji (Lemonade) before. He said his product was liked by all so the government gave him all support to start the Coca Cola company. He gave another example about MC Donald’s founders and said they were running a road side Dhaba before they started Mc Donalds.
Towards the middle of his speech, while attacking the government on support for businesses and on employment, Rahul Gandhi said the following:
“Have you heard of Coca-Cola? Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of it? Now tell me who started it. Who was it? Does anyone know? I will tell you. The person who started Coca-Cola was a Shikanji-seller in the US. He used to sell Shikanji in the US. He used to mix sugar in water. His experience and effort were respected. He was given money and the Coca-Cola company started.
You must have heard of McDonald’s. You see it everywhere. Who started it? Can someone tell me? He used to run a dhaba. A dhaba! You show me that Dhaba-wala in India who started Coca-Cola? Where is he?
Have you heard of Ford, Honda or Mercedes? Who started them? It was a mechanic. Ford – a mechanic. Honda – a mechanic. You show me that Indian company that a mechanic has started.
It’s not that our people don’t have an understanding. It’s not that our dhaba-wallas don’t have strength or intelligence. It’s not that Indian mechanics don’t have the potential that the ones at Ford or Mercedes had. It is that if banks’ doors have opened for Ford and Mercedes, and for those who started McDonald’s… then for our mechanics, dhaba-wallas, dhobis… our banks’ and politics’ doors are closed.
Meaning, the person who runs a dhaba or works as a mechanic or makes matkas, whom we call karigar… they get nothing from the country. And then it says ‘there is no employment.’ Modiji says there is a lack of skills and information in the country. This is a lie! There is no lack of skills in India. There is no shortage of skills in OBC world. Wherever you look, there are skills.”
Here’s a brief on how each of the founders who Rahul Gandhi spoke about actually launched their now multi-billion dollar businesses:
McDonald’s was started by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald who first opened a hot dog stand at local racetrack, then a bigger hot dog stand at San Bernardino. After being denied credit by several banks, the Bank of America finallyt cleared $5,000 in capital for them in 1940.
Coca-Cola, meanwhile, was started by American Civil War veteran and pharmacist John Pemberton who was searching for a substitute to morphine which he had become addicted to after being wounded. Pemberton attributed a number of therapeutic benefits to the beverage he had invented. Verging on bankruptcy, he sold the rights to his formula to business partners before his death.
The first avatar of the Ford Motor Company, meanwhile, was started by Henry Ford in 1901 with him as chief engineer. By this time, he had been an engineer for a decade and had built and improved a number of what weren’t yet known then as cars.
The founder of Honda, Sochiro Honda, served as an apprentice at a garage and was a car mechanic for six years before founding his own auto-repair business in 1928 at the ate of 22. It would be almost two decades, however, before he would start the motorcycle maker we know as Honda.
Karl Benz, who can be said to be the founder of Mercedes-Benz, meanwhile, managed to secure, with his mother’s help, a good education as a Mechanical Engineer and worked at a number of companies and various positions, before becoming a pioneer of two-stroke engines in 1878.
Whoever is writing his speeches is a RSS/BJP agent#AccordingToRahulGandhi#CocaCola #Shikanji pic.twitter.com/LrKAShrVXt
— Maj Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) June 11, 2018
Shikanji owner at United States#AccordingToRahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/cMzNJNrwb9
— Attraversiamo !! cocaholic (@i_upasana) June 11, 2018
#AccordingToRahulGandhi Steve Jobs in his childhood days was selling Apples. pic.twitter.com/Rg3sjfr5y3
— ಏನ್ ನಿನ್ ಪ್ರಾಬ್ಲಮ್ (@arunbtgbd) June 11, 2018
Starbucks owner #AccordingToRahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/zs8VnBojXE
— Smoking Path-Breaking Skills (@SmokingSkills_) June 11, 2018
Coca Cola’s owner in his earlier days.. selling Shinkanji.. #AccordingToRahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/BMc2UNHByO
— Paresh Rawal fn (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) June 11, 2018
Rare childhood Photo of Wright Brothers who use to sell Kites #AccordingToRahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/8bNFsslUml
— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) June 11, 2018
The Beatles drinking Shikanji.#AccordingToRahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/x08DmGd4Nr
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) June 11, 2018