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Tweeted, then deleted: Shivraj Chouhan left red-faced as tweet takes dig at Modi

In a major social media faux pas, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan found himself in a fix over a tweet from his account taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and new Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu.

 Tweeted, then deleted: Shivraj Chouhan left red-faced as tweet takes dig at Modi

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. AFP

Shivraj Chouhan, known to be quite social media savvy, was left red-faced and his office quickly tried to damage control claiming his account was hacked.

The Telegraph reported that, "In response to Prabhu's evident attempt to ingratiate himself with the boss who went out on a limb for him, a tweet from Chouhan's account said today: "I like it you said hon'bl PM's dream, not dream of Indians! He will definitely be pleased by your bhakti. U will go places!"

This was in reply to a couple of tweets from Suresh Prabhu's handle.

It might have truly been just a case of hacking, but The Telegraph wondered, "Hacking is neither improbable nor uncommon. But curiously, even though the account of a chief minister had allegedly been hacked, neither Chouhan nor his office had filed a police complaint till late this evening (11 November). An unchecked hacker with access to a chief minister's account is no minor matter."

Also, though the tweet was deleted, Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi was quick to take a dig at the chief minister, calling it his 'nephew moment', since he is known as the 'Mama' (maternal uncle) of Indian politics.

Meanwhile another Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha said:

And of course people took screengrabs. Here they are:

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Updated Date: Nov 12, 2014 15:33:18 IST

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