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Congress media head tweets meme calling Modi supporters "stupid"

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and communications head tweeted a meme early today that could further aggravate the war of words between the and the BJP.

Spandana, considered a to Rahul Gandhi, tweeted a meme calling Narendra Modi's supporters "stupid".

Spandana put out a tweet with the Prime Minister's picture with overlaid text that read, " Did you know? 1 out of 3 Modi supporters are just as stupid as the other two." She captioned the image as, "My favourite! Aren't they adorable?"

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, led BJP secured close to 32% of the total vote share, who according to this latest meme endorsed by the Congress in charge would be considered "stupid".

Responses to Spandana's late night tweet were critical in tone. One read, "Did you know, That one of these two is as much of a failure in ACTING as she is in heading an IT cell?"

Another twitter handle replied in a similar taste with a picture of Congress Rahul Gandhi's picture, the text of which read, "Did you know 3 out of 3 Rahul fans are as stupid as Rahul himself."

This is not the first time that the head of India's oldest political party has made insulting remarks on a In September, Spandana was booked for sedition over a tweet calling a "thief".

The tweet had a photoshopped picture of painting the word "chor" -- or thief -- on the forehead of his statue. The photo was captioned, #ChorPMChupHai.

Observers feel Spandana's derogatory tweet has a stark resemblance with dismissing Donald Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables" in the run up to 2016 US Clinton's remark incensed a wide supporter base of Donald Trump, who delivered Trump a shock victory at the hustings.

Speaking at a in New York City, US had stirred up a controversy when she said that half of Trump's supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables."

is not the only of a party guilty of off-color postings on the BJP's IT made similar barbs at Congress leaders in the past as well.

Ahead of the assembly polls in December 2017, the BJP IT Cell chief, Amit Malviya, targeted India's on the In a tweet, with an image of Nehru hugging his sister, Malviya insinuated that the of a womanizer.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 11:26 IST