Cape Town: The Government of South Africa filed defamation case in the International Court of Justice, Hague against PM Modi after his tweet compared Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with South Africa’s father of nation, Nelson Mandela.
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”, as per sikh24.com reports.
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
Twitterati virtually taken by storm and started trending ##YoBadalSoMandela to protest against the PM Modi’s statement.
“It’s an insult to our Father of Nation by comparing India’s ordinary politician”, a netizen from South Africa tweeted.
To calm down the protest situation in South Africa, the government has filed a defamation case against PM Modi for the insulting South Africa’s father of nation, Nelson Mandela.