Congress can't endure Narendra Modi: Smriti Irani's response to 'chaiwala' tweet

23 November, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Not the first time Congress's Yuva Desh has tweeted personal insults at PM Narendra Modi before

However, the BJP slammed the tweet and said it reflected the "arrogance" of the Congress.

The Youth Congress later apologised for the tweet and said that the Twitter handle which posted the joke was run by party volunteers and wasn't the official party line. Trump corrects him, saying the word is pronounced as "meem", while May tells him to go and sell tea. "Congress has not only insulted PM but also 6 crore Gujaratis and 1.25 billion Indians".

Since the party has posted the tweet, knowingly or unknowingly, does not matter who operated the handle and who posted it, Congress has gotten itself into unwanted controversy.

Taking strong exception to the tweet, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani demanded an explanation from Rahul Gandhi over whether he approved it.

This is not the first time the Congress has taken reference to the prime minister's beginning as a tea vendor.


In 2014, when Aiyar invited Modi to sell tea in Congress convention, he responded within hours from an election rally saying he has no qualm in accepting his humble background.

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had, in January 2014, before the Modi-wave took the nation by surprise, said "Modi would never become prime minister, but he was welcome to serve tea to Congressmen".

The Congress leader's barb backfired and BJP under PM Modi registered a landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Country expects ur response on the tweet of the youth Congress, which is shameful & insulting to poor. "But if he wants to distribute tea here, we will find a place for him", he said, and this changed the course and narrative of the general election.

Randeep Singh Surjewala, the chief spokesperson of the Congress Party tweeted INC strongly disapproves & rejects such humour through memes. "Despite political differences with the BJP and having suffered everyday abuse from their leaders, we respect the Prime Minister and all political opponents", Raja tweeted.

BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao said, "This is a crude attempt to ridicule over 90% of India's population that is unfamiliar with the English language..."

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