Youth Congress online magazine makes 'chai' jibe at PM Modi, gets slammed

Youth Congress online magazine makes 'chai' jibe at PM Modi, gets slammed

Youth Congress online magazine makes 'chai' jibe at PM Modi, gets slammed

The meme had a photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May in conversation.

The Congress leader's barb backfired and BJP under PM Modi registered a landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The Indian Youth Congress's online magazine Yuva Desh on Tuesday posted a "derogatory" tweet targeting PM Narendra Modi which was later deleted.

"Aap logon ne dekha vipaksh mere kaise kaise maimai banvata hai?". The PM is then corrected by Trump and Teresa May is shown advising Modi that he was better off "selling tea".

Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in a series of tweet, question Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi and said that though the meme was pulled out it exposed Congress thinking towards the poor. "Does Crown Prince @OfficeOfRG support this?"

Youth Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Brar tweeted saying the Twitter handle was not an official one and was run by volunteers. Party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "Congress strongly disapproves and rejects such humour through memes. Despite huge political differences with BJP and having suffered abuse from their leaders, we respect the PM and all the political opponents".

Though the party has apologised for the Tweet - saying its members have a "great deal of respect for the country's PM" - this is not the first time that the Congress has taken a low blow at the head of the state and picked on his modest background.

The apologies from Congress, was unable to supress the anger of numerous BJP leaders.

Union IT Minister Ravishankar Prasad tweeted, "The arrogance of the Congress Party and shameful anti-poor stand gets exposed from the official twitter of the Youth Congress that a person born in poverty in the family of a tea vendor can not become the Prime Minister". Country expects ur response on the tweet of the youth Congress, which is shameful & insulting to poor. "If Congress has not learnt this lesson, it will never learn it", Jaitley said.

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