Congress Running Paid Campaign Against Modi, Funding Facebook Ads in Pakistan: BJP
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra flashed copies of a Facebook page which shows an advertisement of the opposition party calling for ‘Desh bachao, Modi hatao’ (Save country, remove Modi), with Pakistan being highlighted as the location.
File photo of BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.
New Delhi: The BJP accused the Congress on Thursday of running a "paid campaign" on Facebook in Pakistan for removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling it a serious matter.
Its spokesperson Sambit Patra flashed copies of a Facebook page which shows an advertisement of the opposition party calling for ‘Desh bachao, Modi hatao’ (Save country, remove Modi), with Pakistan being highlighted as the location.
"What does it mean? You are running a campaign in Pakistan against our popular prime minister in Pakistan," he told reporters.
It is understandable if a campaign against the prime minister is run in India by the opposition party but why it should sponsor this in Pakistan, he asked. "Congress leaders have been showing their love for Pakistan," he alleged, and cited Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's reported comments that he culturally connected more with the neighbouring country than with south India, to attack the opposition party.
Bharatiya Janata Party's IT department head Amit Malviya also tweeted a photograph of the Congress' Facebook page, saying, "Official Congress page sponsoring advertisements on Facebook in Pakistan to remove Modi!"
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.
Recommended For You
- Bajaj Discover Modified into a Cafe Racer Can Challenge The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
- Paul Pogba, Twitter And Racism: An Uneasy Relation Between Footballers And Fans
- Woman Whose Rendition of Lata Mangeshkar Classic Went Viral Records Song
- RCB Rope in Hesson & Katich for IPL 2020, Sack Kirsten and Nehra
- First Details of The OnePlus TV Confirmed: It Will Have a 55-Inch QLED Panel