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Modi's tweets on quitting social media are to divert attention: Mayawati

"This step seems to be full of politically vested interest," she alleged

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Mayawati
Mayawati's statement came before the prime minister once again took to Twitter on Tuesday | File Photo

BSP chief on Tuesday said people "feel" that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement a day earlier that he was contemplating giving up presence was meant to divert public attention from "shortcomings" of the government.

Her statement came before the prime minister once again took to on Tuesday, saying he will be handing over his accounts to women who inspire and urged people to share stories of such women with him.

In a Hindi tweet, said, "The announcement made by Prime Minister that he plans to give up his accounts on various platforms has made the headlines. But, people are apprehensive that this step is, in fact, meant to divert the public attention from the shortcomings of the party and the government."

"This step seems to be full of politically vested interest," she alleged.

Prime Minister Modi created a flutter on Monday tweeting, "This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted".

However, his tweet on Tuesday puts a stop to all speculation that he was thinking of quitting his social media accounts.

First Published: Tue, March 03 2020. 15:28 IST
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