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Rahul Gandhi's Tamil translator Thangkabalu, who sparked hilarious memes last month, put on Wayanad duty

Thangakabalu had left the internet in splits last month when he starred in a series of memes over the botched up translation of Rahul Gandhi's speech.

Reported by: Arshi Aggarwal @arshiaggarwal New Delhi Updated on: April 04, 2019 15:59 IST
Rahul Gandhi's Tamil translator Thangkabalu, who sparked hilarious memes last months, put on Wayanad

Rahul Gandhi's Tamil translator Thangkabalu, who sparked hilarious memes last months, put on Wayanad duty

The biggest threat to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's victory in Wayanad is not Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP or CPIM. It is a Congress leader- KV Thangkabalu, 69, a former Tamil Nadu Congress chief. 

Thangakabalu had left the internet in splits last month when he starred in a series of memes over botched up translation of Rahul Gandhi's speech. 

While translating the party president's speech into Tamil for voters in Kanyakumari last month, Thangakabalu showed a little too much enthusiasm and served his own version of Gandhi's speech to the poor audiences. 

For example, when Rahul Gandhi said, "...and that is why we respect the people of Tamil Nadu", Thangkabalu translated it as: "Narendra Modi is the enemy of the Tamil people". 

The Twitter had a hilarious reaction to Thangkabalu's massacre of Rahul Gandhi's speech and had warned Congress against the dangers of keeping him in the front during poll campaign. 

"More than BJP campaign, it was Thangabalu 'translation' which damaged Rahul Gandhi's image in TN.  Memes were circulated in WA groups and statuses abundantly making him a joker.  They may not like Modi, but for them paapu is definitely not an alternative," a tTwitter user said. 

"Hi @RahulGandhi Ji, it happened to see your speech during the recent visit to Tamilnadu & the translation by Mr. Thangabalu is a disaster/ became an content to meme creator.. Next time please don't repeat this mistake & All the Best to your effort - future PM of India.."

Looks like Twitter image is not part of Congress research while distributing responsibilities to leaders. Let's hope the Lok Sabha elections continue to tickle our ribs till May 23. 

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