Congress releases video mocking Narendra Modi's embracing of world leaders; BJP condemns post

Shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in India, the Congress posting a video of the embraces the prime minister has shared with other world leaders. "We look forward to more hugs from PM Modi," the Congress wrote along with the video on Twitter.

The Congress has been posting several videos mocking BJP leaders recently. In an earlier video, it tweeted a funny video of Yogi Adityanath and called it as 'recipe for a BJP star campaigner'. Adityanath has been campaigning for the BJP in poll-bound Karnataka/

Reacting to the video put by the Congress on Sunday, BJP's national spokesperson Sambit Patra said, "Never expected India’s main opposition party to post such a tweet, that too when a respected foreign PM has just arrived."

Reacting to the tweet, Union Human Resource Development minister and senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said it showed the Congress's lack of political sensibility.

"What they have tweeted shows their immaturity and lack of political sensibility. We condemn this. I hope wisdom prevails on them some day," Javadekar told reporters.

He said that the Congress lacks concrete issues and since it cannot defeat the prime minister electorally, it has posted such a tweet.

"This not only insults our prime minister but also the guest (Netanyahu). The Congress should not only withdraw the tweet but also issue an apology for it," he said.

Earlier, ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections, the Congress party had sparked off a controversy as the party's youth wing's online magazine Yuva Desh tweeted out a meme taking a jibe at Modi's past as a tea-seller. The magazine later removed the tweet with the meme which featured Modi along with US president Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Jan 14, 2018 22:25:54 IST