As the elections are coming closer in Gujarat, the Congress is going astray in disputes. Days after Rahul Gandhi asked the Congress in Gujarat to respect the dignity of the office of the Prime Minister and stop its “vikas gando thayo chhe” (development has gone crazy) social media campaign, now Congress has thrust itself into the new controversy. A Twitter handle linked to the Indian Youth Congress posted a crude meme on PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
The Official Youth Congress online magazine “Yuva Desh” posted a meme mocking PM Narendra Modi as a “chai-wala.”
Yuva Desh tweeted a picture that portrayed a conversation between PM Modi, Us President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May. PM Modi asking them if they have seen the memes made up against him by his political opposition. Trump corrects his pronunciation of the word “meme”, while May asks him to go “sell tea”.
It was brought to public notice by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, he tweeted “This blatantly classist and anti-poor Tweet by the youth Congress shows their mindset towards India’s poor. Does Crown Prince @OfficeOfRG support this ?”
— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) November 21, 2017
After this other verified leaders reacted on this tweet
Congress has once again displayed its anti-poor mindset through such tweets. Upcoming elections will be another reality check for them. pic.twitter.com/Qxj2aGXxPM
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) November 21, 2017
Madam Sonia Gandhi & Mr Rahul Gandhi do u still believe that only u have a divine right to rule India? Country expects ur response on the tweet of the youth Congress, which is shameful & insulting to poor. U can delete the Tweet but ur thinking towards the poor stands exposed. pic.twitter.com/TKQho0lAiB
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) November 21, 2017
Yuva Desh deleted the tweet after the intense backlash.
This Was Not The First Time
Back In January 2014, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar mocked Narendra Modi’s Prime Ministerial ambitions and he said a place will be identified for the Gujarat Chief Minister to distribute tea at the party’s convention in Delhi.
“I promise you in 21st Century Narendra Modi will never become the Prime Minister of the country. .. But if he wants to distribute tea here, we will find a place for him.” Aiyar said at the AICC meeting.
Narendra Modi, who was then the Gujarat CM, he replied that he was born in a poor family, and has seemed and lived in poverty. “I have sold tea at the railway station and in running trains..those selling tea in trains know more about railways than the minister.”