Rahul Gandhi is back home after spending about two months at a famous meditation retreat centre in Myanmar's Yangon city. He returned on Thursday morning via Bangkok in a Thai Airways flight, according to IBN Live sources.
The Congress vice-president was welcomed at his official residence by his mother, AICC president Sonia Gandhi, and sister Priyanka Gandhi.
Rahul, who disappeared from the political scene just a day ahead of the parliamentary budget session saying he was on a 10-day sabbatical, returned home after 57 days.
He is expected to address the 'kisan-mazdoor' (farmer-worker) rally in Delhi on Sunday, IANS reported. Rahul's return after almost two months of leave of absence has been mocked by several Twitter users:
#RahulGandhi goes on leave a day after Valentines Day & returns home in a flight from Bangkok after 2 months. Ok ! MEDICAL LEAVE possibly
— Akash Gautam (@akash_vaani) April 16, 2015
Firecrackers because Rahul Gandhi is back? Come one Congressis this is too much even for you! You need save energy to win an election soon?
— Karuna John (@karunajohn) April 16, 2015
On 19 April #RahulGandhi will brief India on his research outcomes. All farmers crop problems will be solved on the spot in rally. Wah!
— gautam saurav (@gauti12031) April 16, 2015
— Akshay Aher (@AkshayAher05) April 16, 2015
— Dhruv (@IDhruvjaywant) April 16, 2015
— rati parker (@ratigirl) April 16, 2015