In a mid-night drama, veteran actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal wrote and deleted a tweet regarding the 'Yuva Desh's derogatory meme. However, he later issued an apology for 'hurting feelings'.
In the tweet that is now deleted, he wrote, "Our Chai-Wala is any day better than your Bar-Wala !"
The 67-year-old actor-turned-politician was responding to the 'Indian Youth Congress' online magazine 'Yuva Desh,' where they tweeted a picture of Prime Minister Modi in conversation with US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
However, later he issued an apology and wrote, "Deleted the tweet as it's in bad taste and I apologise for hurting feelings."
For the unversed, 'Yuva Desh's meme showed a picture of Prime Minister Modi in conversation with the United States President and UK Prime Minister, asking them if they were aware of the various 'memes' on him, which have been circulated on social media by the Opposition.
The Congress disapproved and rejected its online magazine's derogatory tweet, saying that the party's culture imbibed respect for the prime minister and all political opponents.
Yuva Desh's original tweet, however, now stands deleted.
On the same note, this is not the first time that the Congress has referenced the prime minister's beginning as a tea vendor.
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