Rahul Gandhi’s official Twitter handle hacked, posts profane content

Tweets from Rahul Gandhi's Twitter were deleted within minutes, but they did not go unnoticed.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 1, 2016 11:59 am
gandhi The tweets were deleted within minutes, but they did not go unnoticed.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s verified Twitter account was hacked on late Wednesday evening. His handle, @OfficeOfRG, tweeted abuses aimed at Rahul and the Gandhi family. The tweets were deleted within minutes, but they did not go unnoticed. One of the tweet was directed at Rahul Gandhi’s opposition to the Centre’s demonetisation move and another took swipes at various scandals under the UPA government. At one point, his handle name was changed to “Office of Retard Gan”. One of tweets hinted that the ones behind the hack could be a group as they referred themselves to as the “legion”. They also threatened to “unleash” personal data if they were “f*****” with.

WATCH VIDEO: After Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter Handle, Congress Official Twitter Account Hacked

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Condemning the incident, Congress spokesperson Randeep S Surjewala tweeted: “Such lowly tactics will never drown the sane voice of reason nor deter Sh. Rahul Gandhi from raising people’s issues.”

“Such unscrupulous,unethical roguish conduct of venal trolls 2hack OfficeOfRG reflects disturbing insecurities of prevalent fascist culture (SIC),” he added. The handle Office of Rahul Gandhi is managed by his close aides and has over 1.2 million followers.

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It is unclear if Twitter helped regain control of the account. However, those managing the handle were quick to respond and remove the objectionable tweets.  Some of the tweets stayed on the timeline a bit longer even as the abusive ones were deleted soon after.

In the last two weeks, the Gandhi scion has been putting pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the Parliament debate over demonetisation. He has been a vocal critic of the government’s decision to scrap old high denomination tender.

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The tweets have been blurred out as they contain explicit words.

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    ALBERT ANTONIO
    Dec 1, 2016 at 1:07 am
    The demonetization of 86% of currency is injustice on the hundreds of millions of working cl Indians, who earn by sweat of their brow. There is something sinister behind the move. It will soon come to light. Govt cannot get away with this sheer economic quackery.
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      indian
      Nov 30, 2016 at 7:19 pm
      This is what happens when u set your pword to mummy123
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        Archna
        Nov 30, 2016 at 6:50 pm
        PAPPU IS NOT SO important that someone will waste time on him. Think he has done it himself to attract attention
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          Chandu Shah
          Nov 30, 2016 at 4:31 pm
          What's wrong in the tweets. Everything seems absolutely correct
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            Pinky
            Dec 1, 2016 at 4:00 am
            Modi g*a*y and his dirty little puppies are doing these dirty tricks
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              Maddy
              Nov 30, 2016 at 11:39 pm
              Why hack a circus thats already funny! Lol
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                Mickey
                Dec 1, 2016 at 4:02 am
                Sanghis are good at this. They are intolerant.
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                  MyTake
                  Nov 30, 2016 at 6:40 pm
                  I can't believe some one will think it's worthy to steal RG ID giving him the dignity of the act, even though stealing is bad!
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                    Jayakumar
                    Nov 30, 2016 at 4:21 pm
                    Go and do some pimping if you don't have anything to do
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                      Piyush
                      Nov 30, 2016 at 7:10 pm
                      Poor chap RaGa..forget twitter...ur family loot should be surrendered
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                        SubbuI
                        Nov 30, 2016 at 6:19 pm
                        ALL POLITICAL VENGENCE AND INSECURITY FEELINGSBY NALAYAK NMODIlt;br/gt;BJP IT CELL AND DIRTY TRICK DEPARTMENT ON FULL SWING.SHAMELESS RATS
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                          SubbuI
                          Nov 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm
                          RAKESH PANDIT, THIS IS WHAT YOUR PARENTS DO TO YOUlt;br/gt;AND RSS TEACHES YOU. SHAME ON YOUR DNA
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                            SubbuI
                            Nov 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm
                            WHY NOBODY HACK NALAYAK NMODI TWITTER ACCOUNT. BECAUCE HE IS THE ONE WHO ORGANISE THE HACKING. THIS DICTATOR IS MOST INSECURED OF RAHUL HI. SO THE MODI BAKTHS ATTACK RAHUL THE MAXIMUM. SAMIT BATRA. GVL RAO ARE EXAMPLES
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                              Aditya Junnarkar
                              Dec 1, 2016 at 10:17 am
                              Looks like Abhimanyu had a lot of black money. Hmmmm, I should get IP, location and sent the income tax fellows at your place.
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                                Anil
                                Nov 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm
                                Pappu can't handle his own twitter account. I doubt what he can actually handle. lol.
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                                  Anuradha Kalhan
                                  Dec 1, 2016 at 2:20 am
                                  Ravi, get a grip on rationality please! Every policy has a cost and benefit. Is this a good way to fight corruption or back money?lt;br/gt;Banks have said they are expecting 90% of notes to come in, that means people are depositing the money with some confidence of being able to face IT. The remaining 10% will also come in slowly into the system. Who is going tos top people giving or taking bribes with new notes in 2017?? Meanwhile who has suffered most and why?
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                                    Anuradha Kalhan
                                    Dec 1, 2016 at 2:14 am
                                    This is the work of the DTD (dirty tricks department) of the BJP. Their IT enthusiasts are working in cottage industries around the country .Then there are ins and goons with lower skill levels. All emplo in the DTD.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Ghastly whats app messages are flying around against Kejriwal too.This is the level to which we have fallen! Can we fall further ... yes we can if we want this kind of ache din we will be further debased as a society.
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                                      Sunil Mani Mani
                                      Dec 1, 2016 at 1:37 am
                                      Raga n his bunch of chamchas including d pathetic Surjiwala is unleashing a barrage of absurdities on our elected PM of this Country...they r so far from reality as chalk is to cheese....will u guys wake up n smell d coffee understand people of India has changed n my VIDVA HOON kind of nonsence dont work with people...Congress hss made it samply clear today that their motives n patriotism is fake n they dont care if d Country develops or not
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                                        Anupam S
                                        Nov 30, 2016 at 4:42 pm
                                        LOL, exactly.
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                                          Dash
                                          Nov 30, 2016 at 5:44 pm
                                          PappuG,charas kam liya karo.
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                                            Balaji
                                            Dec 1, 2016 at 3:38 am
                                            No hate politics, who ever he may be. we should try to develop as a w. All are our brothers and sisters. We should hate the act he/she is doing if it is wrong. We should criticize the wrong view. View of a person will always will not go wrong or right. So issue based behaviour is the need of hour. All people should be educated in a good manner. High moral value can save the country not sectarian thoughts.
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