BJP hits back at Congress over language against PM

Marie Harrington
November 23, 2017

With political discourse often getting reduced to vituperative outburst, senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi targeted Modi and the BJP over it, and sought apology.

The meme, which was subsequently deleted after a social media backlash, showed Modi with Donald Trump and Theresa May, whereby he mispronounces the word "meme", leading to Trump correcting his pronunciation and May suggesting Modi stick to selling tea. "Congress has not only insulted PM but also 6 crore Gujaratis and 1.25 billion Indians".

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

Irani said citizens of India have "reassured the Congress party that their dynastic politics is no acceptable to them, their mockery of prime minister's position is not acceptable to them".

Actor-turned-Parliamentarian Rawal had hit out at the Congress for mocking Modi's tea-seller origin.

"Just because Modiji comes from a poor family and he used to sell tea you will insult him?"

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Congress, if not forgotten should be reminded again that the party had made the same mistake ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, and BJP had won with a clear majority, and since then the fortunes of Congress have been eroding.

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

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. "But if he wants to distribute tea here, we will find a place for him".

But that hasn't pacified the BJP leaders. "Country expects your response on the tweet of the Youth Congress".

Singhvi listed several cases where the prime minister allegedly made derogatory remarks by calling his predecessor Manmohan Singh a "night-watchman", Congress president Sonia Gandhi a "jersey cow" and the party's vice president Rahul Gandhi a "hybrid calf" in the past.

Seems Congress has learnt very little lessons from the past.

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