Bots behind Rahul Gandhi's rising popularity on social media, claims Smriti Irani

Elias Hubbard
October 21, 2017

After the bot report was published, Congress chief of Social Media and Digital communications Divya Spandana said that she can not comment on that since they are limited to publishing the tweets and what happens after that is not in their control.

BJP Party President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah has been in the headlines for a few day now.

Amit Shah and his son Jay Shah has denied all the allegations saying that his company was perfectly legitimate and legal.

Irani, a week ago, countered Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's remark on the Global Index Report that stated India has slipped three notches to 100 among 119 countries of the world.

All of a sudden, there was a dramatic increase in the number of followers of Rahul Gandhi on Twitter.

Gandhi apparently punned on Modi's famous line "Na khaoonga, na khane doonga (Will not indulge in corruption nor allow others to indulge in it)". This is how she deliberately make out a laugh of Rahul Gandhi along with the best wishes of the Gujarati New Year.

Union minister Smriti Irani took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's rising popularity on Twitter after an ANI report revealed that a number of his Twitter bot followers hailed from Russia, Indonesia and Kazakhstan.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders often describe Gandhi as "yuvraj" for his belonging to the first family of the Congress and being considered heir apparent to the post of party chief. Therefore Rahul also addressed Jay Shah as the "Shah-Zada". Reports indicate that automated bots from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Indonesia are probably involved in retweeting Rahul's twitter posts. Lage raho Bhai Gujarat phirbhiharoge (keep trying brother, still you will lose in Gujarat)?? Activist Tehseen Poonawalla pointed out how among those who retweeted Modi's tweets also included an escort agency. The party has also sought an inquiry into the issue by sitting Supreme Court judges.

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