The official handle of the Youth Congress’ online magazine, Yuva Desh, shared a meme that hit at PM Modi’s ‘chaiwala’ beginnings. Top Congress leaders immediately apologised for the gaffe of the online magazine and called it out for being improper and crude. The tweet was deleted.
INC strongly disapproves & rejects such humour through memes. Differences on policy and opinion aside, Congress culture imbibes respect for PM and all political opponents. https://t.co/RqLOugCHwh
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 21, 2017
Absolutely distasteful language & doesn't go with Congress' ideology. Hope @yuvadesh has taken down the tweet and apologised for it.
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) November 21, 2017
The BJP took this opportunity to not only slam the Congress but also state that the tweet was an insult to all Gujaratis.
BJP MP Paresh Rawal took to Twitter to write: “Our Chai-wala is any day better than your Bar-wala”.
This tweet by Rawal was also deleted and he apologised for it in a later tweet.