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

PM Modi calls on world to ensure digital space doesn't become playground for terrorism, radicalisation

"Congress has not only insulted PM but also 6 crore Gujaratis and 1.25 billion Indians", Patra said.

Youth Congress president Raja Amarinder Brar apologised: "I apologise for such bad humour".

Union IT Minister Ravishankar Prasad tweeted, "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". "This blatantly classist and anti-poor Tweet by the Youth Congress shows their mindset towards India's poor". The party seems to have forgotten that Modi wears the "chaiwala" tag like a badge of honour, and not an insult.




In his campaign, Mr Modi, offering his credentials as a self-made leader, stressed the fact that he sold tea as a young child on trains to help support his family. The BJP mounted a spirited counteroffensive with Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore insisting: "If somebody has been abused the most after independence, it is Narendra Modi".

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".

Two months later, the BJP won the election by a landslide majority and the Congress' fortunes have been eroding steadily ever since. He also cited several others abusive comments made by Congress leaders to make his point. He had said that "I promise you in the 21st Century, Narendra Modi will never become the prime minister of the country. But if he wants to distribute tea here, we will find a place for him", he said, and this changed the course and narrative of the general election. "Differences on policy and opinion aside, Congress culture imbibes respect for PM and all political opponents", Surjewala tweeted. He cited a host of "abusive" comments made by Congress leaders, including its president Sonia Gandhi and her deputy Rahul Gandhi, in the past to target Modi.

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