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Congress leader Manish Tewari triggers row, posts profanity-laced tweet on PM Modi, followers

Manish Tewari, however, cleared that the 'Colloquial' term used by him in his tweet was used to describe idiocity where a person had put Modi over Mahatma Gandhi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2017 9:55 pm
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Congress leader Manish Tewari on Sunday courted a controversy after posting a profanity-laced tweet against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his followers, evoking sharp reactions from the BJP. Tewari is the second Congress leader after Digvijaya Singh who came under fire in recent times for using derogatory language against Modi.

Tewari seemed to have lost his temper after a Twitter user ridiculed him for posting a clip about a gaffe committed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi abroad when he had started walking even as the national anthem was being played during a ceremonial guard of honour.

Replying to Tewari’s tweet, the user compared Modi to Mahatma Gandhi and said, “Aap modi ko desbhakti na sikhaye cha-cha? unhe Mahatma Gandhi bhi nahi sikha sakte, Modi ke DNA may. Bus aap kitna niche gir sakte ho dekh lia (You don’t teach patriotism to Modi, even Mahatma Gandhi cannot teach him that, its in Modi’s DNA, but i have seen how low you can stoop).”

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On the lines of Digvijaya Singh, Tewari responded using explicit words and tweeted, “Is Se Khate Hain Ch*** Ko Bhakt Bana Na or Bhakton Ko Permanent Ch*** Bana Na -Jai Ho. Even Mahatma can not teach MODI Deshbhakti.”

After a barrage of criticism from the opposition and from within the Congress, the senior Congress leader expressed that he was ready to ‘apologies’ for using the ‘colloquial’ phrase, and asked if PM Modi will also unfollow those who heap unmentionable abuse on women??

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BJP strongly responded to Tewari’s online exploits with Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi saying, “Congress leaders are crossing the line, they must go to psychiatrist, government will help them.” He added, “it is unfortunate that they have forgotten the dignity and decorum politics requires while targeting the BJP and the prime minister.” Meanwhile, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy alleged that someone else was “orchestrating” Congress’ abusive attack as Tewari has the reputation of being sober and sensitive.

In a series of tweets, Tewari cleared that the ‘Colloquial’ term used by him in his tweet was used to describe idiocity where a person had put Modi over Mahatma Gandhi.

The issue led to a major row on the social media with trolls targeting Tewari. A hashtag “#CongLeaderAbusesPM” started trending and evoked sharp reactions from twitterati. BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said, “Sonia Gandhi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi should tender apology for Tewary’s action otherwise it would be construed that it had their tacit approval.”

Recently, taking a dig at PM Modi and his followers, the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister posted a meme on the social media, which had a picture of the prime minister carrying sentences of abusive humour. “Mere do achievements 1.) Bhakton ko Ch** banaya 2.) Ch*** ko Bhakt banaya,” read the post, which has now been deleted.

With PTI inputs

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    neem
    Dec 2, 2017 at 11:09 pm
    The on going tussle for democratic process of conducting election and electing the leader in Congress could be easily traced to the Rahul Gandhi's interview in US Berkely Unversity of California on Sept 21, 2017. There he made a mention that family rule only going on India for which he cited the examples of Aklish Yadav, and Stalin and even in films he quoted Amitab Bachchan and Abishek Bachchan and said that the country is run like this and justified Dynastic Rule of Gandhi family (Nehru family).This clearly gives an impression that the organsiational set up of Congress does not believe in democratic process of electing a leader in Congress .Now this has come open in public domain. If there is no internal democracy in a party how that party can be democratic one to the people of this country? Dynastic rule affected adversely India and in future also it will affect the development of the country because only loyal to the family will benefit disproportionately than ordinary citizens.
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      Srinath
      Sep 18, 2017 at 10:02 pm
      Pathetic bugger!! Any apology should be unconditional, to be truly an apology. Devious swine, for including a rider making his offer meaningless.
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      1. Jay Jolly
        Sep 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm
        Mr.Tewari has damaged his own party by the abusive language he used for the PM. He has every right to criticise the policies of the present government but not cross the red line, It looks like that some of the senior congress leaders are busy digging grave for the party that has served India for a long period.
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          M G Singhal
          Sep 18, 2017 at 9:41 am
          The Congress party leaders have become so used to power and its trappings that they can not survive without it and have become desperate by the day. They forget that it is the people of India who have rejected them and they will have to reconcile to it. The way all of them are conducing themselves in public space by using abusive language for the PM of India shows the level of their frustration. Thy also forget that the people of this country are watching and observing each one of their desperate action and they should rest assured the when the day of the reckoning comes in 2019, they will be suitably and be ingly punished. 44 seats may not even remain 4 if they continue to behave they way they are behaving.
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            SAM
            Sep 18, 2017 at 5:22 am
            Seems very desperate to get Congress elected in next elections. They will do all nonsense until next elections.
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