1. Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account hacked, Congress says BJP behind act

Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account hacked, Congress says BJP behind act

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's official twitter account was purportedly hacked by anonymous person or group of persons.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 1, 2016 1:06 AM
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's official twitter account was purported hacked by anonymous person or group of persons. (PTI) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s official twitter account was purportedly hacked by anonymous person or group of persons. (PTI)

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s official twitter account was purportedly hacked by anonymous person or group of persons. It is not clear as none has so far claimed the responsibility. Rahul Gandhi who often finds himself at the receiving end of internet humour,  gets a nasty one this time. After hacking the account, perpetrators posted some expletives-laden tweets. Confirming the development, his office said efforts were being made to rectify the problem. Gandhi’s account was hacked around 8.45 PM and some messages with profanities were put out, but these were deleted soon thereafter. After the hacking, Congress raised questions on the digital safety of all Indians and said it reflects disturbing insecurities of the prevalent fascist culture in the country. The name of the verified twitter handle “@OfficeOfRG” was also changed. Congress party condemned the act and said it will lodge complaint in this regard. “Extremely sad that Rahul Gandhi’s account has been hacked, this won’t deter him to continue raising voice for the people,” party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala. He said, “Will lodge a formal complaint with cyber police, hope Government will show sincerity of purpose in investigating and punish them.”

Check out the Twitter account after it got hacked

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Trolling on Rahul Gandhi and catching his words have become a favourite work. Rahul Gandhi had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “Khoon ki Dalali”, over the death of Indian soldiers. Gandhi, addressing a rally which marked the end of his month-long ‘Deoria to Delhi kisan yatra’, said that the Modi government was hiding behind the sacrifice of the soldiers. Twiterratis did not take kindly to this comment of Rahul Gandhi, and expressed their anger and ridiculed him on the social networking site. Gandhi’s statement is the second in line after Sonia Gandhi had earlier called Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “Maut ka Saudagar.”

Recently, Rahul’s ‘potato factory’ comment during his interaction with people in Firozabad landed himself into controversy and people started raising questions over his Intelligence quotient (IQ) level, from politicians to common people everyone started trolling on him and video clip of the event went viral on social media.

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