Twitter alert: ‘Raja Rental’ for prime minister?

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf's involvement in Rental Power Plants scam has landed him nickname of 'Raja Rental' among...

Web Desk June 21, 2012

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

WakeUpPakistan ‏@WakeUpPak

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

F.J.K @tigerheart11

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..”

Afraz ‏@afraz_shahid

Raja rental sacrificial goat being led to SC slaughterhouse? #PM




Bee | 9 years ago | Reply @Sarwan Chandio: Can you please enlighten us as to how PPP will accomplish making Pakistan an Economic Super Power; and what steps they took in this direction in the last (almost) five years given to them?
Sarwan Chandio | 9 years ago | Reply

@Concerned Citizen: if you have any proof you must go and knocked So-called Judiciary's door. we are believe that PPP is alone party who make Pakistan as Economic superpower in the world

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