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Digvijaya Singh says doesn’t endorse objectionable tweet on PM Modi, ‘disowns it’

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh re-tweeted an objectionable post on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. Singh later said he did not endorse it.

india Updated: Sep 08, 2017 16:59 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said on Friday an objectionable post about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he re-tweeted was not his, adding that he disowned it.

Singh, who posted an image that spoke about ‘bhakts’ – a term used by Modi’s opponents to criticise his followers – mentioned in the tweet: “Not mine but couldn’t help posting it. My apologies to the person concerned. He is the best in the “Art of Fooling!”

Singh, who is a Rajya Sabha MP and general secretary of the Congress, later told reporters: “My words are simple – that Narendra Modi is the best in the art of fooling. These words are mine.”

“I have not endorsed it (the photo). I am not owning it also.”

Singh faced criticism after re-tweeting the photo:

First Published: Sep 08, 2017 15:50 IST