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

Narendra Modi's meme controversy BJP says Yuva Desh's tweet insults PM reflects Congress' 'English mindset'

Irani's statement comes a day after, the Congres in a potentially self-damaging act ahead of the Gujarat polls, the party's youth wing on Tuesday circulated a meme about PM Modi's "chaiwala" past, provoking a backlash from the BJP, and prompting a red-faced Congress to distance from it.

In 2014, veteran Congress lawmaker Mani Shankar Aiyar had jibed, "Modi can sell tea, but never be PM".

The meme was posted on the official Twitter account of Youth Congress online magazine Yuva Desh.

The meme contained photographs of Modi, US president Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May engaged in a conversation.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday hit out at the Congress, saying the grand old party can't endure Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as he has set an example of politics of development.

Two months later, the BJP won the election by a landslide majority and the Congress' fortunes have been eroding steadily ever since.

Where PM Modi says: "Aap logon ne dekha vipaksh mere kaise kaise maimai banvata hai?".

It shows PM mispronouncing meme and was corrected by Trump.

It did little to stop the ruling party in castigating the Congress and party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the party "strongly disapproves and rejects such humour". He said Congress culture imbibes respect for PM and all political opponents. "Despite huge political differences with BJP and having suffered abuse from their leaders, we respect the PM and all the political opponents".

"Madam Sonia Gandhi and Mr Rahul Gandhi do u still believe that only u have a divine right to rule India?" Country expects your response on the tweet of the youth Congress, which is shameful and insulting to poor.

However, the tweet was deleted a few hours after it was posted as Congress went into damage control.

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