The way things were panning out between Twitter and the Union government, it seemed we were going the Nigeria route.
Sambit Patra tweeting a post alleging Congress to have drafted a toolkit to malign the Centre’s image was branded as ‘manipulated media’ by Twitter.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra also claimed that there is zero Aadhaar card authentication in Delhi and that the Kejriwal government had also earlier stopped the operation of POS machines.
Patra said the Delhi government is free to run such a scheme by purchasing grains at a notified rate, but it has no right to tweak or stop a national programme.
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"Twitter has one simple thing to do - cooperate with the law enforcement and reveal to the legal authority the information it has but it refused to do so," Delhi Police said.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra also accused the Delhi CM of spreading misinformation over his demand that the Centre should procure vaccines for children as soon as possible.
The Raipur police had summoned the BJP leader with the second notice asking him to appear on May 26 evening personally or though video conferencing for questioning and cooperate with the investigation
Toolkit row: Delhi Police sends notice to Twitter over flagging Sambit Patra's tweet as 'manipulated media'
BJP leaders, including Sambit Patra, have posted numerous tweets to attack the Congress over the purported 'toolkit'.
An FIR has been registered against Raman Singh and BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra in the alleged toolkit case. They were summoned in the case today.
The FIR was filed in Civil Lines police station on May 19 on the complaint of an NSUI functionary who alleged Singh, Patra and others had circulated a fake toolkit using the letterhead of the Congress
The Congress reaction came even as the government asked Twitter to remove the 'manipulated media' label, saying the matter is pending before the law-enforcement agency.
Twitter says it "may label Tweets that include media (videos, audio, and images) that have been deceptively altered or fabricated."
The BJP had hit out at the Congress on Tuesday over an alleged toolkit of the opposition party, saying it wants to tarnish the image of the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Senior BJP leader and party spokesperson Sambit Patra stated that the Congress had itself exposed the author of the toolkit Saumya Verma.