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Rahul Gandhi's snappy interaction stumps Mumbai media

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

It was supposed to be a proper media interaction, but ended up being just a "byte".

A byte, or bite, in media lingo, is a short audio or video clip taken from a speech or press conference and broadcast/telecast during a report.

Journalists who came to the Cricket Association (MCA) centre in suburban this morning for Rahul Gandhi's scheduled were left wondering if they had attended the briefest-ever Press briefing.

Many of them took to platforms to voice their displeasure over the brief affair.

As the brevity of the became a topic of ridicule in social media, unit clarified that there was "miscommunication" on part of its media co-coordinators regarding Gandhi's interaction with journalists.

Regional Committee Sanjay Nirupam, who had accompanied Gandhi during the interaction, said that after the party workers' meeting here yesterday, some TV reporters contacted him seeking a "byte" of the Congress

"I informed this to Rahulji and he told me that he would give a "byte" before leaving for today morning. It was never supposed to be an interaction. This was miscommunicated by our and we accept responsibility for this goof-up," Nirupam said.

Print and gathered at the MCA at 8.30 am. Gandhi arrived at 9.20 am and left in just over two minutes after taking a single question from media.

"Witnessed Guinness Book moment as @RahulGandhi addressed the shortest PC of 2min 47 sec. #HistoricPC," tweeted a

"So most Mumbai journalists left home by 6 this morning to attend a press conference by @RahulGandhi who turned up 45 minutes late and spoke for exactly 2.47 minutes (incl qs). Shortest press conference of my life and now I want answers for my lost sleep," tweeted another.

also took potshots at the brief media interaction, tweeting: "just did a 1 min 44 sec, world's shortest perhaps, press conference in Mumbai.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 18:35 IST