Twitter war breaks out between BJP and Congress over alleged Divya Spandana video: Who is faking it?

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New Delhi | Published: February 7, 2018 1:33:52 PM

A Twitter war broke out on Wednesday after BJP IT Cell head Amit Malviya posted a video showing a woman giving fake account lessons allegedly to Congress workers.

divya spandana ramya amit malviyaDivya Spandana (R) of Congress and BJP’s Amit Malviya.

A Twitter war broke out on Wednesday after BJP IT Cell head Amit Malviya posted a video showing a woman giving fake account lessons allegedly to Congress workers. BJP has alleged that the woman in the video is Congress digital communication in-charge Divya Spandana. Sharing the video on Twitter, which has gone viral, Malviya said, “After a failed attempt to deploy BOTS in order to shore up Rahul Gandhi’s popularity on social media, Divya Spandana, in-charge of Congress’ digital communication, caught on camera urging workers to create multiple ‘fake accounts’ to spread misinformation about Modi govt…”

However, Divya Spandana reacted sharply to the video circulated by BJP IT Cell head. Divya said the video was edited out of context by the BJP. She made three points in a tweet: “1. The video is edited out of context 2. Was explaining the difference between bots, fake accounts & multiple accounts to a question from the audience. 3. Said, if you want to express your own view please do so on your individual handle not on an official account.”

Watch: Video allegedly showing Divya Spandana giving fake account lessons to Congress workers:

Divya and Malviya were involved in a bitter Twitter war over PM Narendra Modi’s speech in Karnataka last week. Modi had used an acronym ‘TOP’ (tomato, onion and potato) to spell out his “top” priority for farmers. In a putdown on Modi’s remarks, Divya had tweeted, “Is this what happens when you’re on POT?.”

Malviya hit back at Divya, asking Rahul Gandhi if he would dismiss her from the Congress party like he had done by removing Mani Shankar Aiyar for his ‘chaiwala’ jibe against Modi. “More than 3,500 farmers have committed suicide in Karnataka, the highest for any state in India, but “speaking for them is being on ‘POT’… Congress keeps it classy, again”, he tweeted.

“Will Rahul Gandhi maintain silence on Divya Spandana’s comment while he sacked Mani Shankar Aiyar just because his jibe came close to Gujarat election and Karnataka is still some months away? Or sacrificing his close aide, responsible for his rise as a leader, takes some courage?,” Malviya said in another tweet.

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