"So Sam Pitroda is this election season's Mani Shankar Aiyar?" questions Twitter.
Twitter has drawn a resemblance between former Union Minister of the Manmohan Singh government and Sam Pitroda, the chairman of Overseas Indian National Congress after he asked for evidence in the Balakot airstrike conducted by the Indian Air Force in Pakistan in retaliation to the Pulwama terror attack.
When asked on his views on the airstrike against the Jaish-e-Mohammad camp in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, he added that international news outlets had an alternate view of the impact of the air strike and that the people of India deserved to know the facts of the Air Force operation.
This was compared to senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'chai-wala'barb at Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Lok Sabha 2014 elections.
During a Congress conclave, the controversial leader went on to say that Modi cannot become to prime minister, however he could sell tea here.
Twitter was quick to draw a comparison: