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The PM following someone on Twitter is not a character certificate of a person: BJP

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Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

After it was pointed out that among the people Prime Minister follows on Twitter are those who use abusive language and even issue threats, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national head of information and technology, Amit Malviya came to his defence on Thursday. He said that “the PM following someone is not a character certificate of a person” and “not a guarantee of how a person would conduct himself”. Malviya added that the “PM also follows Rahul Gandhi, who is an accused in loot and fraud. The PM also follows Arvind Kejriwal, who abused him on Twitter”. 

The head of BJP’s IT cell said Modi was a rare leader, who believed in freedom of speech and had never blocked or unfollowed anyone on Twitter. For good measure, he pointed out how the debate was a “one-way street” where the Congress vice-president was never questioned for the abuse spewed by some of his followers.

First Published: Thu, September 07 2017. 22:36 IST
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