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.

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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.”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi being welcomed by the Governor of Punjab, Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki and the Chief Minister of Punjab,  Shri Parkash Singh Badal on his arrival  at Amritsar Airport on March 23, 2015.

Modi’s tweet read the following..

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.

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Prakash Singh Badal

“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.

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