Congress takes dig at Modi: Dhokla at the time of troop incursions

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 18, 2014 22:10 IST

The Congress taunted the Narendra Modi government as the latter welcomed the Chinese President Xi Jinping, alleging that the Prime Minister is serving 'dhokla' to the visitor amid Chinese troop's incursions from the country.

Congress MP and its youth unit President Rajiv Satav tweeted, "Our jawans are injured in the firing by China and our PM is serving dhokla to its President. Is this what is called a 56 inches chest?"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, however, had mentioned the border issues during his talks with Xi on Thursday.

In another tweet, Satav said, "On one side, China adamant on building roads in our borders; on other, they threatening Indo-Vietnam pact. Why 56 inch reduced to 56 mm?"

The barb aimed at Modi was seen as the Congress ploy to hit back as he had earlier accused the Congress of “biriyani diplomacy” with Pakistan. During his election campaign, Modi said at many rallies that the UPA government served biriyani to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif even as ceasefire was violated a the Line of Control.

Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed came out in support of Satav and accused BJP of "change of attitude". "Nation is watching with dismay the gimmick in change of attitude of BJP on Pak's ceasefire violations and Chinese incursions, after 16th, May," Ahmed tweeted.

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