Youth Congress calls Modi 'Chai-wala'; tenders apology, pulls down tweet

Jerome Frank
November 23, 2017

On Tuesday, the Indian Youth Congress posted a crude meme on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 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.

The Congress has left no stones unturned to lash out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the latest being the party's youth wing mocking Modi as a "chai-wala" (tea-seller).

The meme - in which British Prime Minister Theresa May was portrayed as asking Modi to "go sell tea" - was deleted after it was reported by the media.

But today, the table has turned and it's the Congress that is being accused of being "anti-poor", all thanks to one tweet. The BJP members has many a times used it as an example of internal democracy within the BJP, saying any person anywhere in the country can ascend to the top.

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"If Congress has not learnt their lesson till now, then I don't think they will ever learn it", Jaitley said, when questioned about the derogatory tweet.

The comment massively backfired, Congress was dethroned and BJP made history by not only winning majority in the general elections, but doing it by a fair margin. He also cited several others abusive comments made by Congress leaders to make his point. "I promise you in the 21st Century, Narendra Modi will never become the prime minister of the country".

Congress' communication department head Randeep Surjewala said their party disapproves and reject the humour through meme. "Differences on policy and opinion aside, Congress culture imbibes respect for PM and all political opponents".

But that hasn't pacified the BJP leaders. Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, which will have Assembly elections next month, took the opportunity to slam the party and taunt Rahul Gandhi. "We are trying to find out who did that tweet as mainly volunteers run that page", said Suraj Hegde, Youth Congress in-charge.

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