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Congress-Backed Magazine Tried To Troll Modi With ‘Chai’; Gets Fired By Twitterati Instead

2:02 pm 22 Nov, 2017

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A Congress-backed online magazine has faced the brunt of severe criticism for a derogatory tweet seeking to poke fun at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being a tea seller in past. The humiliating tweet was made by an online magazine named ‘Yuva Desh’, which is run by the Indian Youth Congress. The tweet carried a photograph portraying a fictitious conversation between PM Modi, US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

 

The photograph shows PM Modi conversing with US President Donald Trump, where the latter corrects Modi’s “meme” pronunciation, with May asking him to go and sell tea all over again.

The meme was deleted by ‘Yuva Desh’ after it attracted a lot of backlash and criticism. Twitter

 

It is to be noted that this is definitely not the first time that such an attempt of poking fun over chai has backfired the grand old party.

Not just commoners, this attempt at humiliating the Indian Prime Minister was also severely criticized by many ministers, with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani asking if Rahul Gandhi would support such a demeaning act.

And here’s what other ministers had to say about the tweet –

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, who does not favor BJP himself, also took to Twitter to condemn the distasteful tweet by ‘Yuva Desh’.

Meanwhile, ‘Yuva Desh’ deleted the tweet after facing such critical backlash from not only BJP but other parties as well. Despite the delete, they continue face the brunt of the commoners and politicians alike on various social media platforms.

On the other hand, Congress spokesperson Randeep S. Surjewala – in an attempt to mitigate the backlash from the other political parties to some extent – took to his official Twitter account to express his as well as INC’s disapproval to this shameful tweet.

According to the Indian Youth Congress Chief, Amrinder Singh Raja Brar, the magazine is not a direct beneficiary of the Youth Congress but is a wing managed by the Youth Congress volunteers. He said:

The handle is not run by Indian Youth Congress but by volunteers, I still take this opportunity and apologize and strongly condemn that tweet.

It is to be noted that this condemning act comes right before the Gujarat Assembly Elections, and may have damaging effect on Congress’ run. While the intensity of damage can be visible only after the elections, you can share in your opinion with us regarding the tweet in the comments section below.

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