On Sunday, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi gave a cheeky response to rumours about his Twitter account being handled by sources other than him. Gandhi introduced his dog, Pidi, as the one responsible for handling his Twitter account.
Ppl been asking who tweets for this guy..I'm coming clean..it's me..Pidi..I'm way 😎 than him. Look what I can do with a tweet..oops..treat! pic.twitter.com/fkQwye94a5
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 29, 2017
In a quick riposte, the BJP's national IT in-charge, Amit Malviya, tweeted an image that said "the dog who is smarter than his master:"
BJP leader from Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that Pidi's presence was felt when "urgent issues" were to be discussed
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) October 29, 2017
Financial Express reported that the BJP minister had told a TV channel that a minor argument occurred in a meeting of Assam Congress leaders. Rahul Gandhi was oblivious and more interested in feeding biscuits to Pidi, Sarma, then a Congress leader, claimed, as per Financial Express.
An ANI report claimed that the rise in Gandhi's followers can be credited to a data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica.
Congres' social media chief, Divya Spandana, was quoted by ANI: "On Twitter, one tweets and what happens after that is not in our control. You will have to speak to Twitter to get clarity."
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Updated Date: Oct 30, 2017 06:59:53 IST