Senior Congress Leader and former Union Minister Manish Tewari used unparliamentary words to attack the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 67th birthday.
The Congress leader was trolled after the tweet and had to face barrage of criticism from Modi followers and citizens of India irrespective of political party inclination.
Tewari after being trolled and receiving sharp reactions both from the BJP and twitteratis for his ‘Bhakt’ tweet posted a series of tweets to explain his tweet. Tewari’s tweet has led to a major row on the social media with the hashtag #CongLeaderAbusesPM.
The senior Congress leader after being criticized on Twitter showed his will to apologise for the tweet but on conditional basis.
He tweeted, “Willing to apologise for using a 'colloquial' Hindi phrase However will PM promise to unfollow those who heap unmentionable abuse on women???”
Willing to apologise for using a 'colloquial' Hindi phraseHowever will PM promise to unfollow those who heap unmentionable abuse on women???— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) September 17, 2017
Tewari is the second Congress leader after party general secretary Digvijaya Singh to come under fire for using foul language against Modi in the last few days.
Singh had retweeted a post which contained expletives against Modi. The party general secretary later had disowned the tweet but till then he was trolled by twitterati.
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, reacting sharply on Tewari’s tweet said, “The desperate Congress and its leaders have lost their mental balance.”
Congress leaders are crossing the line, they must go to psychiatrist, govt will help them: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, BJP on Manish Tewari's tweet pic.twitter.com/nsQjRV5Zmc— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2017
The BJP leader on Twitter wrote, “Congress is crossing its limits. They need to visit Psychiatrist. The government will help them.”
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy alleged that someone else in ‘orchestrating’ Congress’ abusive attack as Tewari has the reputation of being sober and sensitive.
The BJP has also demanded an apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi for the tweet.