BJP's response to Rahul Gandhi's Pidi video: Party tweets image calling the dog 'smarter than his master'
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi decided to kill rumours about his Twitter account being handled by sources other than him.
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."
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, during the day, visited Silchar in Cachar district, which is among the worst-affected areas, and assessed the damage caused by flood waters in the Barak valley city
The Assam Arogya Nidhi provides financial assistance up to Rs 1,50,000 to BPL families
In a letter to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma he expressed his sadness about the hardship caused to people and appreciated that the agencies concerned are doing everything to rescue those affected and provide them with relief