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BJP backers try to corner Congress with #Dalal_List


IANS  |  New Delhi 

With Twitter becoming a hotbed of ahead of the 2019 general election, supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tried to sway the social mood on Saturday in its favour by posting tweets with #Dalal_List.

Many of the tweets, clearly aimed at portraying Congress leaders as middlemen, referred to a statement of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi made on how only a fraction of the funds released by the government reaches the intended beneficiary.

"Rajiv Gandhi had said for every rupee sent to common man only 17 paise reached him. #Dalal_List of Cong is long - top leaders themselves became DALAL in huge deals like Bofors, National Herald, AugustaWestland and they left welfare schemes like MANREGA for Karyakartas 2 make DALALI," wrote one user.

Names of top Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi frequently appeared in the tweets with #Dalal_List that started trending early on Saturday, after generating over 15,000 tweets in the category.

Some users even targeted the Aam Admi Party and a few journalists.

"When it comes to #Dalal_List we should mention Durbari Journalists like Vir Sanghvi, Coupta Ji, P James Roy, Chordesai & sister of Hafeez Saeed," wrote another.



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 19:42 IST