Youth Cong's meme on PM's 'chaiwala' past kicks up storm

by Abel Hampton November 24, 2017, 0:39
Youth Cong's meme on PM's 'chaiwala' past kicks up storm

Interestingly, in 2014, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had made fun of PM Modi and even invited him to "distribute tea" at an All India Congress Committee convention.

The meme that was posted on the official Twitter handle of the Youth Congress online magazine Yuva Desh.

The Congress earlier said it will launch a new campaign to demand apology from the Prime Minister and the BJP for their continuous use of allegedly "deplorable" language against political rivals. "It is the same leadership of Narendra Modi through which the sovereign ratings of India, through Moody's perspective, has seen such a huge increase after 13 long years".

"Aap logon ne dekha vipaksh mere kaise kaise maimai banvata hai?". It shows the PM asking Trump and May if they are aware about the various "memes" (with a wrong pronunciation) that have been put out by the opposition against him. Mr PM has been depicted mispronouncing "meme" and being corrected by Trump, with May finally saying " tu chai bech (you sell tea)".

Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in a series of tweet, question Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi and said that though the meme was pulled out it exposed Congress thinking towards the poor.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the party "strongly disapproves & rejects such humour".

Though the party has apologised for the Tweet - saying its members have a "great deal of respect for the country's PM" - this is not the first time that the Congress has taken a low blow at the head of the state and picked on his modest background.

Taking strong exception to the tweet, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani demanded an explanation from Rahul Gandhi over whether he approved it. "Despite political differences with the BJP and having suffered everyday abuse from their leaders, we respect the Prime Minister and all political opponents". "No lessons learnt. Insulting popular mandate".

"Although the handle @Yuvadesh is run by youth volunteers and not by @iyc, we do not approve of such humour and apologise".

However, the tweet was deleted a few hours after it was posted as Congress went into damage control.

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