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Pope got a chance to meet God… Commenting on PM Modi and Pope Francis proved costly, Congress apologized

New Delhi: The Kerala Congress has apologised for a photo that was shared by its state unit, showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pope Francis at the G7 summit. However, the party also said that it has no hesitation in targeting PM Modi. The apology came after the BJP objected to the post and accused the Congress of insulting the Christian community. The post had a photo of the meeting and the caption read, “Finally, the Pope got a chance to meet God”, which was a reference to a recent statement made by the Prime Minister.

Kerala BJP president raised the question
BJP’s Kerala state unit chief K Surendran condemned the post and accused the Congress of comparing Prime Minister Modi to Lord Jesus. he/she called it unacceptable and insulting to Christians who hold Jesus Christ in high esteem. Surendran said in a post, “This tweet by Congress compares Prime Minister Modi to Lord Jesus. This is absolutely inappropriate and an insult to the Christian community, who respect Jesus. It is shameful that the Congress has stooped to this level.”

Kharge and Rahul Gandhi were also targeted
he/she further said, ‘The Congress Kerala’s X handle, which is being run by either radical Islamists or urban Naxals, keeps posting derogatory and insulting content against national leaders. Now, it has stooped to mocking the respected Pope and the Christian community. It is certain that Kerala AICC general secretary KC Venugopal is aware of this. The question is whether Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge are also in support of this?’

Congress gave clarification after the incident
After this incident, Kerala Congress gave clarification and stressed that insulting any religion is not part of their tradition. They reiterated their commitment to unite all religions and faiths and promote a friendly atmosphere among the people.

In a post on Twitter, the Kerala Congress said, “No Congress worker can even remotely think of insulting the Pope, who is considered a God by Christians across the world. However, the Congress has no qualms in mocking Narendra Modi, who insults the believers of this country by calling himself God.”

Congress apologized unconditionallyIt said, “This way people will understand the communal mindset of Surendran and Modi’s companions in portraying Narendra Modi’s shameless political game as an insult to the Pope. Surendran and his/her companions are trying to demean Christians as a group of people who have no self-respect and they inject communal poison as soon as they spread it.” Congress said that if the sentiments of Christians have been hurt by this post, then we unconditionally apologize for it.

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