New Delhi: Congress social media and communications head Divya Spandana tweeted a meme early on Thursday that could further aggravate the war of words between the Congress and the BJP.
Spandana, considered a close aide to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, tweeted a meme calling Prime Minister 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, Narendra Modi led BJP secured close to 32 per cent of the total vote share, who according to this latest meme endorsed by the Congress social media 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 party president 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 social media head of India's oldest political party has made insulting remarks on a social media platform. In September, Spandana was booked for sedition over a tweet calling Prime Minister a "thief".
The tweet had a photoshopped picture of Prime Minister 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 Hillary Clinton dismissing Donald Trump’s supporters as a "basket of deplorables" in the run up to 2016 US presidential elections. Clinton's remark incensed a wide supporter base of Donald Trump, who delivered Trump a shock victory at the hustings.
Speaking at a fundraiser in New York City, US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had stirred up a controversy when she said that half of Trump’s supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables."
Divya Spandana is not the only social media head of a party guilty of off-color postings on the social networking website. BJP's IT Cell Chief Amit Malviya made similar barbs at Congress leaders in the past as well.
Ahead of the Gujarat assembly polls in December 2017, the BJP IT Cell chief, Amit Malviya, targeted India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on the micro-blogging site. In a tweet, with an image of Nehru hugging his sister, Malviya insinuated that the first prime minister of India a womanizer....