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BJP hits out at Congress over hacking allegations

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Thursday hit out at for raising fingers at it for the hacking of Twitter accounts of the party and Vice President

"The allegations on for hacking of Twitter accounts of and are baseless, misleading and laughable. Accusing for this shows the mental bankruptcy of the Congress," BJP National Secretary Srikant Sharma said in a statement.

"The BJP refutes the allegations leveled in frustration. The should refrain doing of such low level," he added.

Raising the issue of digital and cyber security after the Twitter handles of the party and Gandhi were hacked, the Congress said, "Every right-thinking Indian is shocked by such despotic and vulgar attempts, which reflect the extremities of a growing intolerant culture around us, which resorts to abuse and insult every time it has not answers to questions raised by those who disagree with a certain point of view."

Sharma, the BJP's media cell in charge said that it is Twitter, which is responsible for the accounts hacking and not the BJP.

"Police is investigating the matter. Government's IT department is also cooperating the Police. The BJP does not believe in such work culture and condemns the act," he said.



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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 22:46 IST