Gandhi was speaking at the University of California, Berkeley. His speech was titled: 'India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward'. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph: (Others)
He said there are 546 seats in the Lok Sabha. The correct answer is 545
Rahul Gandhi made a no-holds-barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the University of California, Berkeley, on Tuesday morning.
And while his speech -- India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward -- got a large amount of traction, it was also remembered for other not-so-good reasons.
For one thing, Gandhi added to his long list of gaffes.
Gandhi was answering a question when he said India's lower house of Parliament -- the Lok Sabha -- has 546 seats.
Twitter was quick to point out the correct answer is actually 545.
Too much to expect #RahulGandhi to make it through the evening without at least a minor gaffe. (Lok Sabha strength is 545 members, not 546.)— Sadanand Dhume (@dhume) September 12, 2017
Gandhi has made a number of gaffes before, all of which almost immediately make it to social media.
Interestingly, Gandhi's great-grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru had -- as prime minister -- also addressed the University of California, Berkley, in 1949.
And on Tuesday, Rahul said he was ready to be a prime ministerial candidate.