NEW DELHI: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comment on civil servants, that provoked Union Textile Minister Smriti Irni to strike back with a tweet saying: "Look who is talking about being overrated."
Responding to Modi's caution to civil servants not to use social media for self-promotion, 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 own tweet.
Addressing a function on the Civil Services Day here on Friday, Modi said anonymity of civil services had been a strength but this appears to be getting weaker.