Rahul takes dig at Modi over advice to babus, Smriti hits back

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New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for asking civil servants not to use social media for self-promotion or spend too much time online. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani hit back.

A day after Modi asked civil servants not to be glued to social media on their mobile phones, Gandhi tweeted on his official Twitter account: “Leading by example is clearly overrated.” He attached an article in an English daily on Modi’s comment.

Irani returned the fire with her tweet: “Look who is talking about being overrated.”

Addressing a function on the Civil Services Day here on Friday, Modi said anonymity of the civil service had been a strength but this appears to be getting weaker.

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Modi said he had banned mobiles in his meetings to prevent distraction.

He said social media should be used to improve systems and to connect better with the people.



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