Youth Congress Twitter meme mocks Modi

Randolph Lopez
November 23, 2017

Speaking to ANI, Irani said, "It is for the Congress party to introspect that the man they call "chaiwalla" is the same gentleman under whose leadership the "Ease of Doing Business" has seen such a huge increase through the World Bank's eye".

The meme that unleashed a political firestorm contained photograph of Modi, US president Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May engaged in a conversation.

Trump is shown as correcting him after which May tells Modi to "sell tea".

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

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.

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.

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Britain PM dismissing Modi saying, 'You stick to selling tea'. The BJP mounted a spirited counteroffensive with Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore insisting: "If somebody has been abused the most after independence, it is Narendra Modi".

Congress, if not forgotten should be reminded again that the party had made the same mistake ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, and BJP had won with a clear majority, and since then the fortunes of Congress have been eroding.

The Youth Congress tweet expectedly didn't go down well with BJP leaders. Its Communication Department head Randeep Surjewala said: "INC (Indian National Congress) strongly disapproves and rejects such humour through memes".

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". Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, which will have Assembly elections next month, took the opportunity to slam the party and taunt Rahul Gandhi.

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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