In an uncanny coincidence, a candidate named Rahul Modi who appeared for the UPSC Civil Services Exam secured rank 420 as per the results declared on Tuesday taking the internet by storm. Rahul Modi’s roll number was 6312980.
Given the current political landscape of India dotted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his rival Rahul Gandhi, the portmanteau (linguistic blend of words) name of the student is enough to catch eyeballs. The number ‘420’ is metaphorically used to describe a trickster.
But the fun did not stop here as the rank scored by the student adds more zest to the coincidence which looks like it was made for social media memes.
However, Twitter has the ability to find mirth where there is none. Here is how Twitteratis enjoyed the happenstance:
— Anwar Shaikh (@iamandy1987) August 4, 2020
— ಮನು (Manu) (@Mannyd1905) August 4, 2020
UPSC 2019 Rank 1 holder bhi itna trend nahi hua jitna #RahulModi rank 420 hoke trend hua hai 😅
— sᴀᴛʏᴀᴊɪᴛ (@Nomadic_ss) August 4, 2020
— bru (@BruJacck) August 4, 2020
Candidate Who secured No 1 rank : pic.twitter.com/a6AzM7Whp6
— Logical Army (@nitin_sta) August 4, 2020
— Dhairya Gor (@dhairryaGor0915) August 4, 2020
— Shalu Goyal (@ShaluGoyal0) August 4, 2020
Are you a Congress Supporter or BJP supporter?
— Tamils are Hindus – தமிழ் ஹிந்து (@56TamilHindu) August 4, 2020