Was Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account hacked on Wednesday night? All signs point to the fact that it was.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi's verified Twitter account has clearly fallen into the wrong hands. pic.twitter.com/aLiLRrcH1q— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) November 30, 2016
Around 8:30 pm the Congress Vice President's Twitter account tweeted a number of abusive tweets directed at himself and the Nehru Gandhi family.
And it wasn't just that. Even the bio got an unwanted makeover:
Someone just hacked Rahul Gandhi's twitter pretty funny stuff pic.twitter.com/ONsD8H6s7a— Tegbir Brar (@dashmeshstud) November 30, 2016
While the abusive tweets were deleted quickly enough, the bio stayed for much longer.
And the Congress's spokespersons on the social media platform were quick to lay the blame:
Such unscrupulous,unethical&roguish conduct of venal trolls 2hack @OfficeOfRG reflects disturbing insecurities of prevalent fascist culture— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 30, 2016
BJP hacks keep setting a new low every single day.Yet another way 2 display their immense frustration&inability to debate on issues.Shameful— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) November 30, 2016
But on Twitter there was expectedly little sympathy forthcoming:
Confirmed by the alt official Twitter account of Rahul Gandhi https://t.co/aNDeiQUctE— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) November 30, 2016