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PM Modi's reply to 'Niirav Modi' on 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign invites Twitter troll

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 March 2019, 09:56 AM
The automated messages also reached a host of parody accounts critical of the prime minister (Photo: File)
The automated messages also reached a host of parody accounts critical of the prime minister (Photo: File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official Twitter handle fell prey to trolls. PM Modi on Saturday had launched Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, urging everyone, who cares of the country, to come forward to fight corruption, dirt, social evils. In automated generated replies, PM Modi’s verified account pushed a series of tweets tagging accounts that tweeted to Narendra Modi using ‘MainBhiChowkidar’.

The automated messages also reached a host of parody accounts critical of the prime minister. PM Modi replied to a parody account of Nirav Modi, the business tycoon wanted in Punjab National Bank scam. His account also replied to Lalu Prasad Yadav’s parody ModiLeDubega.

PM Modi has often described himself as a "chowkidar" who would neither allow corruption nor get corrupted himself. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been repeatedly hurling the "chowkidar chor hai"(watchman is the thief) jibe at Modi to claim irregularities and favouritism in the Rafale fighter jet deal, a charge the BJP-led government has rejected.

First Published: Sunday, March 17, 2019 09:48 AM
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