New Delhi :
Divya Spandana, head of Congress social media cell, has deleted her Twitter account. Her Twitter account now says, "This account doesn't exist." The development comes days after she posted a congratulatory tweet for BJP leader and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Spandana, who had over 800K followers on the micro-blogging site, had congratulated the BJP leader for becoming the first woman finance minister since 1970, when Indira Gandhi held the portfolio.
"Congratulations @nsitharaman on taking charge of a portfolio that was only last held by another woman, Indira Gandhiji in 1970 - makes us womenfolk proud! The GDP not looking great, I'm sure you will do your best to revive the economy. You have our support. Best wishes," the Congress leader had tweeted.
Some sources claim that Spandana, who never skipped the opportunity to take a jibe on the BJP and its policies, has parted ways with the grand old party. However, there is no official confirmation either from the Indian National Congress or from Spandana.
While the media wing of Congress remained silent on the issue, Spandana dismissed rumours of her departure from the national party, ANI reported.
It is also unclear whether her vanishing act from Twitter has any link to the Congress's month-long ban on spokespersons appearing on television debates.
"The Congress has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month. All media channels/editors are requested to not place Congress representatives on their shows," the party's spokesperson Randeep Surjewala had tweeted.
A day after the Lok Sabha results, SP President Akhilesh Yadav too said that no channel should invite any of its leaders for debates.