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RaGa Twitter row: Congress misleading nation, alleges Govt

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Brushing aside the opposition allegations that the Centre's lack of safety led to the hacking of vice-president Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account, Union Communications and IT Minister on Thursday alleged that the grand old party was trying to divert the nation's attention of from the government's initiative for a cashless economy.

Prasad said that since the push for a cashless economy is gaining wider acceptance, the is indulging in such activities to mislead the country.

"We are surprised that the Party is trying to level these baseless allegations.

It is unfortunate, regrettable and may be we suspect a design to mislead the country," Prasad told ANI.

"But what worries me is the kind of sweeping allegations being made as if trying to divert the attention of the Modi government's initiative for a cashless economy, for a new initiative against and how is going towards a payment," he added.

Prasad further said the completely disapproves of the hacking of Gandhi's Twitter account.

Earlier today, the Party's official Twitter handle was hacked. This took place barely hours after the vice-president's Twitter handle was hacked.

Extremely upset with the latest developments in this regard, the lashed out at the Centre and asked Prime Minister Modi to seriously ponder over 'India', 'Cashless India' and online payments.

"If you cannot protect a private platform for conversation of crores of the people of India, how can you ever protect them from being hacked in terms of their financial money is also a question that the people of need to think and ponder over," media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala told ANI.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 17:51 IST