In a recent tweet posted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter comparing Indian Politician Prakash Singh Badal To South Africa’s Father of the Nation Nelson Mandela, has the Governement of South Africa in a fit of rage. The South African Governement has filed a case of defamation against Indian Leader at the International court Of Justice.
Here’s what PM Modi said: “There is a special family about whom pages are written in history even if their fingernails break. Very few people know that Badal Saheb is Nelson Mandela of India, who has spent nearly two decades in jail only because of political differences.”
Modi’s tweet read the following..
Badal Sahab is sitting here…he is the Nelson Mandela of India. He has spent so many years in prison & that too for political reasons: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 11, 2015
Following the tweet, twitterati started trending the hashtag #YoBadalSoMandela to protest against PM’s statement.
“It’s an insult to our Father of Nation by comparing India’s ordinary politician”, a netizen from South Africa tweeted.
“Our government filed a defamation case against the Indian Prime Minister Modi personally, but our relationship with India will not be affected. We share a strong relationship with India since centuries”, said by an official of the Federal Government of South Africa.