Trinamool Congress on Thursday asked the government to look into the hacking of the official Twitter accounts of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi. The hacking issues should be “taken up on priority,” TMC leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandopadhyay said amid the continued Opposition protest against the government on the demonetisation issue. “Government should rise to the occasion and take care of the situation,” he said.
The official Twitter accounts of Congress and Gandhi were hacked on Thursday and some messages laden with expletives and profanities posted on it. Gandhi’s account was hacked on Wednesday night too and some obscene remarks were posted online for about an hour after which it was rectified. The Congress has, meanwhile, filed a complaint with the Cyber cell of Delhi Police on the hacking of its Vice President’s twitter account.
After the hacking, Congress raised questions on the digital safety of all Indians and said it reflected “disturbing insecurities” of the prevalent “fascist culture” in the country. Gandhi’s account was hacked around 8.45 PM on Wednesday night and some messages with profanities were put out, but these were deleted soon thereafter.