In the tweet posted by Digivijaya Singh on his Twitter handle, there was a photo of Modi with the following text: "Mere do achievements - bhakton ko chu**** banaya aur chu***** ko bhakt banaya."
Defending his controversial tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh today said he had used the word "fool" and not "chu****" even though his post clearly had the latter word.
"The PM is fooling the people from the ramparts of the Red Fort. He has not fulfilled his promises. My simple statement is the PM is master in the art of fooling. Those words are mine," Singh said as an angry BJP demanded apology from the Congress leader over his offensive tweet.
In the tweet posted by Digivijaya Singh on his Twitter handle, there was a photo of Modi with the following text: "Mere do achievements - bhakton ko chu**** banaya aur chu***** ko bhakt banaya (I have two achievements - fooling the Bhakts and making Bhakts out of fools)."
"Not mine but couldn't help posting it. My apologies to the person concerned. He is the best in the "Art of Fooling!" Singh had written in his tweet.
Singh, however, even disowned the picture he had attached in his tweet. "I have clearly said it (picture) is not mine, I have disowned it," he said, adding the standard Twitter disclaimer: "Retweets are never endorsement."
The Congress leader also denied his party has reprimanded him for the tweet. "No Congress leader has spoken to me over this issue. Let a Congress leader speak to me. I always keep my restraint and never step out," he said. India Today, however, has learnt that the senior Congress leadership is not pleased with the tweet.
Top sources in the party said sober language must be used in political discourse. "One should restrain from using unparliamentary language while making any statement. Sober language is the soul of the Congress party," the source said.