Bengaluru: The Congress party in Karnataka set forth a personal attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, bolstering a series of sarcastic comments. Congress took to Twitter and labelled PM Modi as “angootha-chhaap” or illiterate in one of its tweets.
Later, the post was removed from the social media platform. When the post raised controversy, the blame was put on a ‘novice’ social media manager.
Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar, while removing the party’s controversial post, agreed last night that it fell brief of “civil and parliamentary language” in political dialogue.
“I’ve at all times believed that civil and parliamentary language is a non-negotiable pre-requisite for political discourse. An uncivil tweet made by a novice social media supervisor via the Karnataka Congress official Twitter deal with is regretted and stands withdrawn,” tweeted Mr Shivakumar.
The now-deleted post which hit PM Modi and his government read, “Congress constructed faculties; however, Modi by no means went to check. Congress even arranged schemes for adults to study. Modi did not study there too. Individuals who selected to beg for a residing regardless of beggary being prohibited are immediately pushing residents to beggary. Nation is struggling due to “#angoothachhaap modi.”
The BJP’s Karnataka spokesperson, Malavika Avinash, said “solely the Congress might lean so low” and continued that the comment didn’t even advantage a reply.
The tweet appeared in a sarcastic showdown between the BJP and the Congress within the run-up to high-stakes by-elections for two meeting constituencies on October 30.