Youth Congress 'chaiwala' meme leaves opposition red faced

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

Three and a half years after Mani Shankar Aiyar invited Narendra Modi, then the NDA's prime ministerial candidate, to sell tea at an All India Congress Committee convention, the Grand Old Party appeared to have repeated the gaffe on Tuesday.

In the meme, PM Modi asks Trump and May if they have seen his memes put out by the opposition.

It shows PM mispronouncing meme and was corrected by Trump.

Yuva Desh, the official handle of Indian Youth Congress's online magazine, tweeted a meme which showed PM Modi, US President Donald Trump and UK PM Theresa May talking to each other.

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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. Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, which will have Assembly elections next month, took the opportunity to slam the party and taunt Rahul Gandhi.

Congress' communication department head Randeep Surjewala said their party disapproves and reject the humour through meme. "Differences on policy and opinion aside, Congress culture imbibes respect for the PM and all political opponents".

But that hasn't pacified the BJP leaders.

The Youth Congress later apologised for the tweet and said that the Twitter handle which posted the joke was run by party volunteers and wasn't the official party line.

"Madam Sonia Gandhi and Mr Rahul Gandhi do u still believe that only u have a divine right to rule India? You can delete the Tweet but your thinking towards the poor stands exposed", Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a series of tweets. Country expects ur response on the tweet of the youth Congress, which is shameful & insulting to poor.