Congress can't endure Narendra Modi: Smriti Irani's response to 'chaiwala' tweet

In a political faux pas, Yuva Desh, the official Twitter handle of Youth Congress' online magazine first tweeted and later deleted the meme against PM Modi.

Meanwhile, three months after a landmark Supreme Court verdict struck down instant triple talaq, the Narendra Modi government is likely to introduce a legislation to end the practice ('talaq-e-biddat') in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament.

Tweet was brought to public notice by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, who also wanted to know if Rahul Gandhi approves of this "classist and anti-poor tweet".

Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani criticised the Congress party on Wednesday for the derogatory meme, put out by a Congress-linked magazine, on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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. "Does Crown Prince @OfficeOfRG support this?"

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Youth Congress president Raja Amarinder Brar apologised: "I apologise for such bad humour. Differences on policy and opinion aside, Congress culture imbibes respect for PM and all political opponents", Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said.

But that hasn't pacified the BJP leaders.

An official twitter handle of Youth Congress - Yuva Sandesh - tweeted a collage of PM Modi standing with US President Donald Trump and British PM Theresa May in conversation.

"Madam Sonia Gandhi and Mr Rahul Gandhi do u still believe that only u have a divine right to rule India? Congress has not only insulted PM but also 6 crore Gujaratis and 1.25 billion Indians".

The tweet drew severe flack and has since then been deleted.

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