Congress’ Yuva Desh Posted Offensive Tweets on PM Narendra Modi in Past Too
New Delhi, Nov 21: Yuva Desh, Youth Congress’ online magazine, mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his English speaking skills with a ‘chaiwala’ meme triggering a huge controversy. The online magazine posted a picture of PM Modi in conversation with the US President Donald Trump and the UK prime minister Theresa May. The meme had PM Modi asking the two world leaders if they are aware of the memes the opposition keeps putting against him. To which, Trump corrects PM Modi and said, “It is meme not maymay”. Theresa May then asks him (PM Modi) to go “sell tea”. The tweet by Yuva Desh was later deleted.
The tweet was brought to the notice of Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani who asked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi if he supports such memes by the party. “This blatantly classist and anti-poor Tweet by the Youth Congress shows their mindset towards India’s poor. Does Crown Prince
@OfficeOfRG support this?” Rupani asked in a tweet.
— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) November 21, 2017
Rahul Gandhi, on one of his Gujarat trips, had called for a dignified election campaign that does not “ridicule” the Prime Minister’s Office. “We will counter the lies of BJP with truth, not anger. You are Congress workers. You must maintain dignity. We will put our point across to people, counter trolls, but we will not go beyond a point,” Rahul Gandhi had said, adding, “He is the prime minister of our country and he must be respected. I remember how Manmohan ji was ridiculed when he was the PM. I said we will not do that to Modi ji.”
In January 2014, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had mocked PM Narendra Modi saying that a place will be identified for him to distribute tea. I promise you in 21st Century Narendra Modi will never become the Prime Minister of the country. But if he wants to distribute tea here, we will find a place for him,” he had said.