BJP hits out at Congress over hacking allegations
| Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 23:41
New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday hit out at Congress for raising fingers at it for the hacking of Twitter accounts of the party and Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
"The allegations on BJP for hacking of Twitter accounts of Congress and Rahul Gandhi are baseless, misleading and laughable. Accusing BJP for this shows the mental bankruptcy of the Congress," BJP National Secretary Srikant Sharma said in a statement.
"The BJP refutes the allegations levelled in frustration. The Congress should refrain doing politics of such low level," he added.
Raising the issue of digital and cyber security after the Twitter handles of the party and Gandhi were hacked, the Congress said, "Every right-thinking Indian is shocked by such despotic and vulgar attempts, which reflect the extremities of a growing intolerant culture around us, which resorts to abuse and insult every time it has not answers to questions raised by those who disagree with a certain point of view."
Sharma, the BJP's media cell in charge said that it is Twitter, which is responsible for the accounts hacking and not the BJP.
"Police is investigating the matter. Government's IT department is also co operating the Police. The BJP does not believe in such work culture and condemns the act," he said.