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Env ministry posts tweet to know Rahul Gandhi’s stand on Karni Sena violence, deletes it

The tweet by the environment ministry was made around 11.24 am and deleted within hours.

india Updated: Jan 25, 2018 20:56 IST
Press Trust of India
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Coimbatore: Activists of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena holding banners and raising slogans during a protest against the release of the film "Padmaavat" in Coimbatore on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI1_25_2018_000085B)(PTI)

In an apparent gaffe, the official Twitter handle of the environment ministry on Thursday put out a post questioning Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s position on the violence by fringe elements over the release of film “Padmaavat”.

Replying to a tweet critical of the BJP’s role in the violence from a Twitter handle, @AccheDin, the ministry’s official account -- @moefcc -- tweeted: “Not a single tweet from the Cong president condemning #KarniSenaViolence, instead just a cheesy tweet like this one.”

However, the tweet, made around 11.24 am, was deleted within hours. But several Twitter users had by then latched on to the gaffe to take swipes at the ministry.

There was no reaction available immediately from the environment ministry over the development.

Gandhi last night took to Twitter to hit out at the BJP over widespread violent protests by groups opposing release of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali helmed period drama.

First Published: Jan 25, 2018 20:54 IST