BJP hits back at Congress, says PM Modi victim of abuses

Posted November 24, 2017

His modest origins helped contrast him with Rahul Gandhi, whose role at the centre of the Congress is owed entirely to his last name and the power it wields within the party.

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 is not the first time the Congress has taken reference to the prime minister's beginning as a tea vendor.

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Modi is seen telling the two leaders about the opposition's memes targeting him.

"Aap logon ne dekha vipaksh mere kaise kaise maimai banvata hai?".

The meme, which was subsequently deleted after a social media backlash, showed Modi with Donald Trump and Theresa May, whereby he mispronounces the word "meme", leading to Trump correcting his pronunciation and May suggesting Modi stick to selling tea. "Differences on policy and opinion aside, Congress culture imbibes respect for PM and all political opponents", Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said.

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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.

The ruling party has said that the offensive post (now deleted) exemplifies the Congress' elitist mindset and that an enraged public will punish it by ensuring the BJP sweeps the upcoming election in Gujarat. "I still take this opportunity and apologise and strongly condemn that tweet", Youth Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Brar was quoted by ANI. "Despite huge political differences with BJP and having suffered abuse from their leaders, we respect the PM and all the political opponents". Country expects ur response on the tweet of the youth Congress, which is shameful & insulting to poor.

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