Commenting on Congress leader Manish Tewari's abusive tweet against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said the former's remark was an outcome of the depression that is prevailing within the Congress, due to their defeat in the recent elections.
"They are basically depressed about their defeat, and therefore they are saying such things. It is an outcome of their frustration and depression," said Naqvi.
He added that with these comments, the grand old party is damaging their remaining reputation.
Tewari took to Twitter and used degrading language for the Prime Minister that said, "Is Se Khate Hain Chutiyon Ko Bhakt Bana Na or Bhakton Ko Permanent Chutiya Bana Na -Jai Ho. Even Mahatma cannot teach MODI Deshbhakti."
This was in reply to a Twitter user, who had tried to troll him over the issue of nationalism.
The tweet has received a lot of criticism from the opposition party, and comes in reference to an earlier retweet by Congress senior leader Digvijay Singh who posted a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that said, "Mere do achievements, bhakton ko ch***** banaya, chu***** ko bhakt banaya."
Digvijay Singh added a caveat to his post by saying, "Not mine but couldn't help posting it. My apologies to the person concerned. He is the best in the art of fooling!"
Digvijay Singh evoked the ire of many by posting the controversial meme.
However, he stood his ground on defending his post and said that the retweet should not be counted as him saying those words.
"I just retweeted something. I did not abuse Prime Minister Modi. I have just said that he is the best in the art of fooling. Is it abusive?" Singh said to the media.
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