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After anti-Anna Hazare posts, Sisodia says his Twitter account was hacked

The Delhi deputy chief minister’s Twitter handle had retweeted several messages that called social activist Anna Hazare a fraud.

delhi Updated: Apr 29, 2017 21:45 IST
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Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia speaks to journalists outside Arvind Kejriwal's residence after AAP lost in the MCD elections in New Delhi, on April 26, 2017. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

New Delhi

A day after two posts against veteran social activist Anna Hazare flashed on his Twitter profile, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia claimed on Saturday that his account was hacked by “someone.”

Posting a tweet through his account, Sisodia said he was unable to delete the offending comments and asked people not to believe them.

“I have greatest respect for Annaji. Can never say such things against him. Pls don’t believe them (the posts),” he tweeted.

His first tweet read, “My account hacked. Someone retweeting anti Anna Hazare messages from account. Trying to delete them, not even getting deleted. 1/N.” However, later the retweets were removed from his profile and he got back the control over his account.

Sisodia had played a major role in the Indian Against Corruption movement that was led by Hazare and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

In late 2012, Kejriwal branched out to launch the Aam Aadmi Party. Hazare has since been at odds with the AAP chief and frequently railed against him.

Hazare attributed the recent electoral defeats of the AAP to Kejriwal’s quest for power.

The Delhi CM has “dashed my hopes”, he had said, after the Shunglu panel report, that levelled allegations of gross abuse of power by the Delhi government, had surfaced.

First Published: Apr 29, 2017 12:49 IST