Manish Sisodia says Twitter account hacked, used to sent anti-Anna Hazare posts

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia claimed that his Twitter account was compromised, and 'someone' was sharing posts against veteran social activist Anna Hazare from it

FP Staff April 29, 2017 13:05:04 IST
Manish Sisodia says Twitter account hacked, used to sent anti-Anna Hazare posts

New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia claimed that his Twitter account was compromised, and "someone" was sharing posts against veteran social activist Anna Hazare from it.

It was not immediately clear whether Sisodia had regained full access to his account on the micro-blogging site.

"My account hacked. Someone retweeting anti Anna Hazare messages from account. Trying to delete them, not even getting deleted," he tweeted.

"Pls don't believe them. I have greatest respect for Anna ji. Can never say such things against him. Pls don't believe them," another tweet said.

Sisodia had played a major role in the Indian Against Corruption movement that was led by Hazare and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Manish Sisodia says Twitter account hacked used to sent antiAnna Hazare posts

Manish Sisodia. PTI file image

In late 2012, Kejriwal branched out to launch the Aam Aadmi Party. Hazare has since been at odds with the AAP chief and frequently railed against him.

Hazare attributed the recent electoral defeats of the AAP to Kejriwal's quest for power.

"People gave him a mandate and he got an opportunity to turn Delhi into a model state for the entire country to replicate. But power is bad. Once you sit in the chair, you lose your power of thinking," Hazare had said. "Instead of working for Delhi, he started thinking about (capturing power in) Punjab and Goa. There was no need for him to hurry. But he was in a hurry and people realised that it is power in his mind and not society or the country."

After the Shunglu panel report that levelled allegations of gross abuse of power by the Delhi government had surfaced, he said that Kejriwal has "dashed my hopes".

With inputs from agencies

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