Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was surprised during an online session on Friday night and he continued to answer questions on the zoom call in the form of the earthquake in Tajikistan.
A tremor of 6.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Tajikistan on Friday night in many parts of North India including Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir. Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi was then engaged in an online interactive session with political science students at the University of Chicago in the United States.
My conversation with Professor Dipesh Chakraborty and University of Chicago students, Institute of Politics. https://t.co/5OgHVuQEhB
- Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 12, 2021
Congress leaders were answering questions during a session organized by historian Dipesh Chakraborty when the tremors were felt. “By the way, I think during the session a quiet Gandhi was heard saying that the earthquake was going on.” “My whole room is shaking. Anyway ..” Gandhi said, going on with his response in the matter in a matter-of-fact manner.
The video of the session is going viral on social media with his fans and followers praising Gandhi for keeping his calm and going ahead with the session even during the earthquake.
In a live interview between #earthquake @RahulGandhi when the earthquake struck. # Earthquake pic.twitter.com/GRp9sxHoMY
- Rohit Yadav (@RohitnVicky) February 12, 2021
I like how @RahulGandhi “btw I think there is a #earthquake there, my whole room is shaking in the middle of her conversation with the Chicago students” and then just continued with her answer. #InConversationWithRahulGandhi
Tremors shook Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) and were felt as far as Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, which continued for several seconds. Till now there is no news of destruction or any casualties.
The storm was also reported from Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. In Srinagar, video footage shows people running out of their homes shaking from the ground.