Not everybody in the Congress was happy that on Friday its official Twitter handle, @INCIndia, thanked film actor Amitabh Bachchan for a follow. There were tweets from Congress supporters pointing to Bachchan’s recent support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the souring of relations between the Nehru-Gandhi family and Bachchan.
Interestingly, some of these tweets were liked by junior office-bearers of the party. As for Bachchan, he follows over 1,500 Twitter handles, which not only include Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, but several Opposition leaders as well. Bachchan also follows the official Twitter handle of the BJP, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and its chief Sitaram Yechury, the Aam Aadmi Party and YSR Congress, among some others.