New Delhi, September 10: The social media attacks against people who criticise Prime Minister rendra Modi and his governce policies are by and large organised by the Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP), according to a senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party. The IT chief of AAP, Ankit Lal, says the BJP lets loose the trolls on internet through “direct and indirect” means. In cyber user parlance, trolls are those who disrupt conversation through abusive language or persol attacks, often inflammatory. “The people who write against Modi critics are the ones who are closely followed by the prime minister himself or the accounts related to the Bharatiya Jata Party, which makes it clear who the attackers are,” Ankit told IANS in an interview here. “Ask anyone who has been hounded as to who the trouble makers are. There are screenshots available in public domain of the alleged hatemongers on various occasions,” he added.
The comments come days after BJP IT chief Arvind Gupta told IANS that the frenzied reactions of Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) supporters on social media against anyone strongly critical of Modi were not organised by the party. Ankit also alleged that the prime minister “meets and supports” people who are known “trouble-makers” and “hate-mongers” on the social media. “The prime minister met so called social media activists, who in reality are not activists but known abusers who have on many occasions created problems with their social media activities,” he said. (IANS)