Raja Pervaiz Ashraf was nominated as a covering candidate for Makhdoom Shahabuddin on Wednesday by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). As fate would have it, by Thursday evening, and one arrest warrant later, he has now emerged as a forerunner to become the next prime minister of Pakistan. But his involvement in the infamous Rental Power Plants (RPP) case, christened him as 'Raja Rental' among the masses.
As soon as he submitted his nomination papers, the trend “Raja Rental” emerged on Twitter. While some tweets were of a serious nature regarding the scam he was convicted for, others took up a lighter tone to criticise his nomination.
Here are a few top tweets:
Burhan ul Haq @BurhanULhaq
Amazingly, we only encountered one hour of load shedding at the office today. Raja Rental for Prime Minister! :D
Raja Rental trending a lot higher on twitter than Raja Pervez Ashraf. Shows the respect people of Pakistan have for the man.
Mian Abdul Hamid @Mian878
Raja Rental involved in another renting but this time its a sherwani only. ALLAH tera Shukar
Omar Waraich @OmarWaraich
Raja Rental wasn't going to win his seat anyway. A five year ban scarcely affects him.
saeed shah @SaeedShah
If the #PPP is trying to avoid controversy, why has it gone for RajaRental? He could be in court over corruption allegations soon enough
Muddassir Kasumbi @Mud_Gooner
Raja Rental is the best we can do for a summer internship at the PM house #TakeABowNation
khurram k abbasi @kkabbasi
Maulana thinking: 8+50+92+25 = 175 (crazy dance) Raja rentalthinking: Allah karey makhdoom giraftaar ho jaey
Dear SC take Notice of Raja Rental nominated for PM seat. He is convicted too. Cannot be allowed to be even sit in his home
Asma Ather @asmiather
(-_-) “@M_Saad_K: Raja Rental new PM candidate? It means phley sirf bijli ki loadshedding thi.. ab har cheez ki loadshedding hogi..”
Raja rental sacrificial goat being led to SC slaughterhouse? #PM
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ