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

Lester Mason
November 22, 2017

His tweet also said, "Differences on policy and opinion aside, Congress culture imbibes respect for PM and all political opponents".

After Yuva Desh, an online magazine affiliated to the Indian Youth Congress tweeted a meme mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his past as a tea seller, the Indian National Congress had condemned the tweet and said that it was not in sync with the party's ideology. It shows the PM asking Trump and May if they are aware about the various "memes" (with a wrong pronunciation) that have been put out by the opposition against him. Trump corrects him, saying the word is pronounced as "meem", while May tells him to go and sell tea. "This tweet is in such poor taste", he tweeted. "Does Crown Prince @OfficeOfRG support this", Rupani asked on Twitter.

A controversy erupted over the tweet with users slamming the Congress for launching "derogatory" attack on the prime minister.

"This blatantly classist and anti-poor tweet by the Youth Congress shows their mindset towards India's poor". Moving in to contain the damage, Congress communications incharge Randeep Surjewala took to Twitter, saying "Congress strongly disapproves and rejects such humour through memes". "Although the handle @Yuvadesh is being run by youth volunteers and not by @iyc, we do not approve of such humour and apologise".

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra compared it with the "Maut Ka Saudagar" jibe of Mani Shankar Aiyar made ahead of 2014 general elections and warned that the Congress will once again pay dealy for such acts.

Latching on to the barb, Modi, then as BJP's prime ministerial candidate, attacked the Congress for not being able to "tolerate a person from backward caste who had humble beginnings". Gujarat's CM Vijay Rupani has alleged that the Youth Congress has posted a controversial tweet on the PM Modi.

The run-up to the Gujarat Assembly polls has witnessed political slugfest between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party with both trying to outdo the other.

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