Updated: December 1, 2016 11:59:19 am
The official Twitter handle of Rahul Gandhi was hacked on Wednesday evening and abusive tweets directed at Rahul and the Congress party was shared from the verified account. Not only were the tweets profane, hackers also demeaned the Congress vice-president by altering the bio and the name of the handle.
Though the team responsible for managing the account took quick action and deleted the distasteful tweets, the damage was done. Within a few minutes, images of the tweets were widely circulated on social networking sites and, eventually, Twitterati trolled Rahul Gandhi.
While various Congress leaders condemned the act and alleged that only one “political camp” could be behind the cyber attack, people paid little attention. Although the Congress Vice President’s account was hacked only for a few minutes, the tweets had the entire micro-blogging site buzzing. While it was a matter of serious concern, Twitterati could not resist stifling a stray laugh or more. From the password of the account to the general tone of Gandhi’s tweets on better days than these, people had a lot to talk about.
They could not stop taking a jibe at the leader, with many joking about what could be the account’s password and few claiming that it was a wasteful exercise as “even in normal days, he speaks and writes senseless”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and even news anchor Arnab Goswami were dragged into the hacking row, with numerous tweets alleging they could be responsible for the incident.
Since the government decided to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, Gandhi has been a strong critic of the move and even hit out at PM Modi for not speaking on the issue inside the parliament.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to the hacking of Rahul Gandhi’s account:
— Virendar Sehwag (@VirendarsSehwag) November 30, 2016
[RaGa setting up his password]
Twitter: Your password must be strong#RahulGandhi : ok [types “NARENDRA MODI” ]
— bedardi raja (@CopyWalaTweet) November 30, 2016
— Overtly Covert (@bwoyblunder) November 30, 2016
— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) November 30, 2016
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) November 30, 2016
After his twitter account was hacked Rahul Gandhi went to ATM to change his twitter password..😁😁 #RahulGandhi
— Abhimanyu singh (@oye_Abhi) November 30, 2016
— Mohit Gulati 🤘🏿 (@desimojito) November 30, 2016
For hackers its not difficult to find darsheel supari like kid #RahulGandhi Twitter account password.. Duh its ‘Chota Bheem’ na 😜😜
— Pranav Sharma (@HereIsPranav) November 30, 2016
— Dr. Holmes (@dr_insomnia89) November 30, 2016
— AJ (@DarrKeAage) November 30, 2016
— बाँकेलाल (@Asleel_launda) November 30, 2016
#RahulGandhi – My account has been hacked
Sonia – Which account 😨😨
Rahul – Twitter
Sonia – Thank God! I thought Swiss account.
— Vikramaditya Singh (@nawab_lucknow) November 30, 2016
— Vijay Aradhya (@varadhya) November 30, 2016
#RahulGandhi who can’t handle his twitter handle dreams of handling the problems of india.
Beta Pappu,”Tum se na Ho payega “
— Neeraj Mishra (@TheNeerajrewa) November 30, 2016
— Waquas Ahmed (@wqsamd) November 30, 2016
What is the account wasn’t hacked? What if #RahulGandhi was just really, really drunk and tweeted his honest opinions?
— Swe 👩🏻 (@That_BombayGirl) November 30, 2016
Rahul-mom my account has been hacked
Mom- last time kis k mobile se log in kiya tha?
Rahul in mind
modiji ne accha nhi kia 😕😕😕#RahulGandhi
— Poor in INGLISH (@Rohitbhandare2) November 30, 2016
If your password is “Chotabheem” or “pogo”, this will surely happen😉😂
— Nirja sharma (@NirjaSharma) November 30, 2016
— Shubham Solanki (@shubham2266) November 30, 2016
— बावरी छोरी (@bavri007) November 30, 2016
— ayush singh (@patriotic_ayush) November 30, 2016
— Tushar Jain (@Tushar_Piku) November 30, 2016
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) November 30, 2016
— The UnReal Times (@TheUnRealTimes) November 30, 2016
— Paresh Rawal fαи (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) November 30, 2016
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