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The Youth Congress has been roundly slammed on social media after its official online magazine issued a tweet insulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's humble beginnings as a tea seller.

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.

Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi had recently asked 2,200 campaigning youths in Banaskantha district to maintain dignity while criticizing the opposition.

Reacting sharply to the tweet that was later deleted from the Twitter page, BJP said, "This blatantly classist and anti-poor tweet by Youth Congress shows their mindset towards India's poor".

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".

The seasoned politician was making a remark based on the present Prime Minister's job as a tea vendor in the latter's childhood. "Does Crown Prince @OfficeOfRG support this?"

The Spokesperson of Communication department head, Randeep Surjewala said: "INC (Indian National Congress) strongly disapproves and rejects such humour through memes".

He later tweeted, "despite political differences with the BJP & having suffered everyday abuse from their leaders, we respect the Prime Minister & all political opponents".

But that hasn't pacified the BJP leaders.

The meme contained photographs of Modi, US president Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May engaged in a conversation.

"Madam Sonia Gandhi and Mr Rahul Gandhi do u still believe that only u have a divine right to rule India?"

Youth Congress in-charge Suraj Hegde also took the "volunteer" line of explanation and said, "We condemn this and are apologetic".

As an act of damage control, the tweet was later deleted.


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