Congress says Rahul Gandhi's tweets are 'resonating with people' after party vice-president gains over a million followers
With Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi gaining more than one million followers on Twitter in the past three months, the party on Friday said that his tweets laced with satire are resonating with the people of the country
New Delhi: With Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi gaining more than one million followers on Twitter in the past three months, the party on Friday said that his tweets laced with satire are resonating with the people of the country.
The party also said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders use bad language against Rahul Gandhi and other senior Congress leaders but the party never uses defamatory words on the social networking site.
As on Friday, Gandhi has 3.81 million followers and 3,352 tweets.
"Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been tweeting for some time now. Twitter is a medium where you raise your voice," said Congress spokesperson RPN Singh.
"Satire is also a good form of reaching out to the people. It makes it more interesting. I think the Office of the (Congress) Vice-President has used it to good effect and it is something which is resonating with the people of this country because he has been raising the very issues which touch the people of this country.
"The people are completely aware that this is what the problem with this country is and the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi)'s false promises... people have lost patience. And that is why there is so much resonance," he added.
Singh said on Twitter, Congress leaders have always used language which is above board and "we never hit below the belt or used words which are defamatory. The bad language that we see are continuously used by BJP leaders against Rahul Gandhi or our senior leaders".
"We never cross the line and that is the Congress vice-president is doing," he added.
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