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

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

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

With only a few weeks left for the Gujarat Assembly elections, getting making such controversial comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi could cost the party heavily.

A bitter war of words broke out between the two parties after the Congress" youth wing yesterday circulated a meme about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "chaiwala' past, provoking a backlash from the BJP, and prompting a red-faced Congress to distance from it.

Yuva Desh had tweeted a picture of Prime Minister Modi in conversation with United States President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May. "The Congress has not only insulted the prime minister, but also insulted six crore Gujaratis and 1.25 billion Indians".

Youth Congress president Raja Amarinder Brar apologised: "I apologise for such bad humour".

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.

But today, the table has turned and it's the Congress that is being accused of being "anti-poor", all thanks to one tweet. When the party is already in a crucial situation ahead of the Gujarat polls, it should not have forgotten that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi wears the "Chaiwala" tag with pride and not disgrace.

Britain PM dismissing Modi saying, 'You stick to selling tea'. 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.

The Union Minister also slammed Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav for his "don't advertise for the donkeys of Gujarat" comments.

Sambit Patra, another prominent face of BJP said, "The nation saw the impact of "Maut Ka Saudagar" jibe and Mani Shankar Aiyar's abuses in 2014. 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.

The tweet has been deleted since, with Congress' communication department head Randeep Surjewala tweeting, "INC strongly disapproves and rejects such humour through memes".

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