Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh for an election rally, sparked a meme fest across social media. This came after a video of her went viral on the internet in which the Congress leader was gifted a bouquet by another Congress leader on stage -- except that it had no flowers, only a wrapper with some fake leaves stuck inside it.
The senior Congress leader could not help but laugh on stage as she accepted the "bouquet". The hilarious moment caught on camera also showed other leaders on stage laughing with her before going ahead with the rest of the event.
The incident happened on Monday during a poll campaign in Madhya Pradesh. In the clip, Priyanka Gandhi is seen being welcomed by Congress leaders on stage as each greets her and poses for photographs. Some of the leaders gifted her flowers and soon a man walks into the frame holding what looks like a bouquet. He presented it to Priyanka Gandhi who appeared shocked and then gestured with a laugh appearing to ask the man where the flowers were. The visibly embarrassed man mumbled something before posing for pictures and exiting the stage.
The rally was aired live on the social media handles of the Congress. Sharing the link on X, Priyanka Gandhi wrote, "Indore is the land of Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar which is known for justice, truth and good governance. The people here will restore those values by finishing off corruption and bad governance."
The Congress leader was referring to the Maratha queen in the 18th century who ruled over Indore for nearly three decades.