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Congress' allegation shows its mental bankruptcy: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today hit out at for pointing fingers at it and its supporters over hacking of Congress' and Rahul Gandhi's Twitter accounts, saying this shows the Opposition party's mental bankruptcy as it blames the saffron outfit for everything going against it.

"We absolutely reject the charge. It only shows Congress' bankruptcy that it blames for everything. When asked their leaders to appear in National Herald case, it blamed when summons were issued later it still blamed and now it is blaming for something completely unrelated to the party," National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

He demanded that tender an apology for making such a "baseless" allegation.

Noting that often credits late Prime Minister for ushering in digitisation in India, he said its vice president questions the concept of India, a flagship programme of the

should answer who of the two leaders is right, he said.

Blaming "fascist" forces for the hacking, chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said it reflects the extremities of an intolerant culture that resorts to abuse when cornered. Senior party leader Digvijay Singh pointed fingers at "followers of the government" for this.

Sharma said the government's IT department has taken the matter seriously and police have also launched a probe.

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Sharma said should understand that if the twitter accounts of or the party has been hacked, then the fault lies with Twitter's security feature and not with the

"should shy from such petty politics or after losing people's support it will now fall in their eyes as well," he later said in a statement.

First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 18:28 IST