Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a photo from Air India One on his way to the US, talking about working on a long flight, the Congress posted a counter, featuring Manmohan Singh.
Sharing images of the former Prime Minister addressing the media in-flight, the Congress quipped: "Some photographs are harder to copy. Former PM, Dr. Manmohan Singh addressing Press Conferences on board Air India One."
Some photographs are harder to copy.— Congress (@INCIndia) September 23, 2021
Former PM, Dr. Manmohan Singh addressing Press Conferences on board Air India One. pic.twitter.com/JiYlQcX0HE
This morning, PM Modi's post showed him going through files on his flight to Washington, where he has a packed three-day schedule, including a Quad meeting and an address to the UN General Assembly.
"A long flight also means opportunities to go through papers and some file work," the PM captioned it.
Several BJP leaders shared the Prime Minister's tweet.
A long flight also means opportunities to go through papers and some file work. pic.twitter.com/nYoSjO6gIB— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 22, 2021
"Always in the service of the country without stopping, tirelessly," Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, replied to the tweet, using #SevaSamarpan.
During the visit, PM Modi will participate in the first in-person Quad meeting, address the UN General Assembly and meet a number of top executives of major American companies.
The Congress's photo retort triggered a row on Twitter with the rival parties posting images and memes.
Old pic : My grandfather & Prime minister Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri ji Reading Files In Aeroplane. pic.twitter.com/GoxjE9x797— Vibhakar Shastri (@VShastri_INC) September 19, 2021
Some Congress supporters shared images of past Prime Ministers like Lal Bahadur Shastri and PV Narasimha Rao tackling files on their flights.