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The Twitter account of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was hacked Wednesday evening leading the party social media machinery to condemn it, calling it “unscrupulous, unethical and roguish”. Several unsavoury tweets were sent out from the handle to its 1.21 million followers. The name of the account, which is called “Office of RG”, was first changed and then abusive comments posted from the hacked Twittle handle.
Congress blamed Internet “trolls” for the act, adding that a “fascist culture” was behind the act. “Such unscrupulous, unethical and roguish conduct of venal trolls to hack @OfficeOfRG reflects disturbing insecurities of prevalent fascist culture,” party spokesman Randeep Surjewala tweeted immediately afterward.
The last tweet from the official handle before being hacked was about the Opposition’s walkout from Parliament over alleged “disrespect” shown by the government over the death of soldiers in the Nagrota attack. At 9.20 pm, the hacked account posted the last abusive tweet.