New Delhi: Shortly after removal of a controversial post, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury attributed it to hackers.
He claimed his Twitter account had been hacked and that he had nothing to do with it.
The said tweet, to mark his death anniversary, had a poster with a controversial quote by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It read, “When a big tree falls, the ground shakes.”
That quote had been made by Gandhi in wake of the violence against the Sikhs after Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.
As the matter escalated, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury attempted to clear the air by claiming that the tweet “has nothing to do with my own observation”.
Distancing himself from the content, he said he would take legal action against the offenders.
In a letter to the Delhi police, he said, “… an unscrupulous, biased and a content tainted with absolute malafide was posted on my Twitter Account when I was busy with the Party Program on the Dias and did not carry my mobile phone.”
He added that he suspected his Twitter account had been hacked “by some wrong doers, for the reasons best known to them”.
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