Congress leader Manish Tewari has expressed his willingness to apologise for his profanity-laced tweets that targeted PM Narendra Modi. Taking to Twitter, Tewari tried to explain the entire situation which led him to make the abusive post. “I put out a video ostensibly showing PM walking while National Anthem was playing.In response someone tweeted “AAP MODI Ko Deshbhakti Na Sikhiyan- Unko Mahatma Gandhi v Nahi Sikha Sakta…’ Subsequent Tweet in colloquial was deriding the response.No offence meant to PM or the Mahatma both of whom were invoked in response not my original tweet, (sic)” Tewari wrote. “In between flts saw the brouhaha on Twitter therefore context if brouhaha is over Hindi phrase in colloquial -used to describe idiocity ¬hing more. In this case of person who put PM over Mahatma, (sic)” he added. Tewari further wrote that he is willing to apologise for his Tweet. “Willing to apologise for using a ‘colloquial’ Hindi phrase. However will PM promise to unfollow those who heap unmentionable abuse on women???” he wrote.
Earlier in the day, a controversy erupted after Tewari made a Twitter post using abusive language against Modi. His post evoked sharp reactions from the BJP and the twitterati also demanded an apology from Sonia Gandhi. Before Tewari, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh had also to come under fire for using foul language against Modi. Singh had recently posted a screenshot which contained expletives against the prime minister.
In his post, Tewari wrote in Hindi in the Roman script about how Modi “befooled” people and that, “Even Mahatma cannot teach MODI Deshbhakti (patriotism)”. Tewari’s response was directed at a person who said that patriotism is in the DNA of Modi and even Mahatma Gandhi cannot teach him that. The tweet was made in response to a short video clip put up by Tewari about an alleged gaffe committed by Modi abroad when he had started walking even as the national anthem was being played.
Reacting sharply, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was quoted by PTI as saying that a desperate Congress and its leaders have “lost their mental balance”. Naqvi added, “A depressed Congress has become an expired bubble of abuses. When they do not have logic they take to such cheap language. The Congress has been rejected by the people and since then its leaders have lost their mental balance. They are in need of urgent psychiatric treatment”.