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Digvijaya Singh disowns abusive tweet against PM Modi, justifies calling him expert in 'art of fooling'

The Senior Congress Leader Even Went On To Question Media's Integrity And Alleged Biased Coverage Of The Matter. I Have A Question For The Media. When Modi Ji & Those He Follows Have Used Abusive Language Against Sonia Ji Rajivji Indira Ji Nehru Ji Gandhi Ji Why They Remained Quiet?, He Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 08 Sep 2017, 04:46:59 PM
Digvijaya Singh disowns abusive tweet against PM Modi, justifies calling him expert in 'art of fooling' (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday courted controversy after posting a tweet that used abusive language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but later disowned it saying retweets are not endorsements.

Singh, who was trolled on the social media for his tweet, said he was only retweeting a post and “this is not mine”.

“Retweets are never endorsements. This is the basic principle of Twitter,” he said.

“I have said it is not mine. I have disowned it. I have not used those words,” he clarified, adding that “my tweet does not endorse this”.

He added that “my words are that he is the best in the ‘art of fooling’. Is it abusive?”

Asked whether he endorsed what he retweeted, he said, the same had been sent to him by someone and he only retweeted it.

“I have said that this is not mine. But, could not help it.”

“Not mine but couldn’t help posting it. My apologies to the person concerned. He is the best in the “Art of Fooling!”,” he said while posting a picture of Modi with the offensive tweet. 

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Twitter has not taken kindly to Congress leader's alleged tweet. 

However Congress leader refused to back down and recated to Twitter objections on his words: 

The senior Congress leader even went on to question media's integrity and alleged biased coverage of the matter. "I have a question for the Media. When Modi ji & those he follows have used abusive language against Sonia ji Rajivji Indira ji Nehru ji Gandhi ji why they remained quiet?," he said.

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First Published : 08 Sep 2017, 04:41:03 PM