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Congress leader Tewari gets flak over his controversial Modi tweet

September 18, 2017 08:03 AM

New Delhi, September 17, 2017: Congress leader Manish Tewari may have offered to apologise for use of objectionable language in a tweet targeting PM Modi and his followers but the controversy refuses to die down.

Central BJP minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Congress leaders crossed dignity and decorum in politics by targeting the PM and their party. BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy alleged Tewari used objectionable language at the behest of someone else.

After a series of tweets,  the Congress leader offered to apologise if PM Modi unfollows those who use equally objectionable language against women on social media.

He also tried to clarify that the abusive words used by him in his tweet was a “colloquial” term used to describe idiocity of the person who in reaction of his tweet had put patriotism of Modi above that of Mahatma Gandhi.

The controversy erupted after Tewari posted a tweet with a video clip of PM Modi’s gaffe while National Anthem was being played during guard of honour ceremony on a foreign soil. A user replied to this in a tweet by comparing Modi with Mahatma Gandhi. This triggered further tweets from Tewari  

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