The Congress party's youth wing on Tuesday posted a crass meme on its official Twitter handle insulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his humble origins.
The 'Chaiwala' barb triggered outrage across the spectrum, not only for its crude content but also for its timing — coming just a day after Rahul Gandhi's effective 'coronation' as Congress President — highlighting how dynasty and little else was valued by the party.
Even known Congress allies such as former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condemned the tweet, saying:
"What is about elements of the Congress party that commit political suicide with such amazing regularity? This tweet is in such poor taste. "
Shortly before the primetime debate, Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami shared his view on the topic.
And once The Debate began, he offered his complete take, which can be seen in the video above.