A controversy erupted after Digvijaya Singh posted a tweet in which abusive language was used.
After posting a meme abusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter, senior Congress leader Digvijiya Singh on Friday said re-tweeting someone’s post can’t be considered as endorsement. Digvijaya said he disowns the tweet, however, he “couldn’t help re-posting it.” Singh said, “I have not used those words, re-tweets can’t be considered as endorsements, this is basic principle of using Twitter.” However, Digvijaya still slammed Modi, saying, “Modi is an expert in the art of fooling, I have only said that, how is it abusive.”
A controversy erupted after Digvijaya Singh posted a tweet in which abusive language was used. The tweet took a shot at PM Modi and his followers, who were termed as ‘Bhakts’. The post re-tweeted by Digvijaya had a picture of PM Modi with text next to it that read, “Mere do achievements 1.) Bhakton ko C** banaya 2.) C*** ko Bhakt banaya.” Singh, however, added a caveat to his post, saying, “Not mine but couldn’t help posting it. My apologies to the person concerned. He is the best in the art of fooling!”
The Congress leader has often courted controversy for posting controversial tweets targeting Modi and BJP in past. However, Twitterati trolled Digvijaya. “This the level of a General Secretary of a National Party… He was Chief Minister of a state…. Cheap,(sic)” commented a user identified as Yogesh Mandhani. “When an elected representative tweet something with word ‘c***’ in it, tells a lot about his character, leadership, and vision,” wrote Miss Arya.
A user Meera commented, “You are simply making PM Modi more powerful and your such mudslinging is not helping you being responsible opposition #Reflect.” One user commented, “Dear @INCIndia @OfficeOfRG , don’t blame anyone else when u go from 44 to 4 in 2019. People like Digvijay will cause your downfall.” Vikas advised Digvijaya, “Sir ji time to eat center fresh.”