Youth Congress Twitter meme mocks Modi

23 Novembre, 2017, 00:04 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Youth Congress Twitter meme mocks Modi

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took a swipe at the Congress over the "chaiwala" meme aimed at Modi.

Congress seems to have repeated the gaffe ahead of the crucial Gujarat election. Country expects ur response on the tweet of the youth Congress, which is shameful & insulting to poor.

"The arrogance of the Congress Party and shameful anti- poor stand gets exposed from the official twitter of the Youth Congress that a person born in poverty in the family of a tea vendor can not become the Prime Minister".

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had, in January 2014, before the Modi-wave took the nation by surprise, said "Modi would never become prime minister, but he was welcome to serve tea to Congressmen". "But if he wants to distribute tea here, we will find a place for him", Mr Aiyar infamously said.

The meme, posted on the official Twitter handle of the Youth Congress online magazine Yuva Desh, contained a photograph of PM Modi, his United Kingdom counterpart Theresa May and US President Donald Trump.

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". The tweet by the Youth Congress shows their mindset towards India's poor.

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"If somebody has been abused the most after independence, it is Narendra Modi". But today, the table has turned and it's the Congress that is being accused of being "anti-poor", all thanks to one tweet.

Speaking to ANI, Irani said, "It is for the Congress party to introspect that the man they call "chaiwalla" is the same gentleman under whose leadership the "Ease of Doing Business" has seen such a huge increase through the World Bank's eye".

Electoral politics is all about narrative. BJP won that election with good numbers and that very utterance changed the course of the election.

Actor-turned-Parliamentarian Rawal had hit out at the Congress for mocking Modi's tea-seller origin. In 2017, whether this tweet will help BJP electorally is something we will know on December 18, 2017.

The party could do without this controversy just weeks before Modi's home state of Gujarat witnesses Assembly elections.

Deja vu? Partially, yes.

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