Delhi govt’s website down for two days, Congress blames Kejriwal
Congress leader took to Twitter accusing chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of shutting down government websites so that false claims of achievements by AAP on its second anniversary could not be countered.delhi Updated: Feb 16, 2017 14:10 IST
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken alleged conspiracy behind ‘shutdown’ of the Delhi government website on its second anniversary. He tweeted that this is to ensure that ‘false’ claims by his government remain unchallenged.
Delhi government officials, however, said their server had been down and was fixed by Thursday afternoon.
“.@ArvindKejriwal ensured that on 2nd Anniversary of AAP Delhi.gov.in is down. Why? So that false claims go unchallenged” Maken tweeted on Wednesday.
By Thursday morning, #KejriShutsGovtWebsites had started trending on Twitter. Aam Aadmi Party government completed two years in Delhi on February 14.
The Congress leader said he would expose why the government ‘shut down’ its website on Friday afternoon. “.@ArvindKejriwal, Why shut down the DelhiGovt web site? Tomorrow-1PM at ConstitutionClub Press Conf-I will expose! #KejriShutsGovtWebsites”, Maken posted in a series of tweets on Thursday morning.
A Delhi government official said, “There was some technical problem and IT department fixed it. Websites are run by different departments and there is no need for the government to shut down its websites,” said a government official.
First Published: Feb 16, 2017 14:09 IST