BJP leader Tarun Vijay’s sacks twitter manager after pro-Congress posts

The activities on BJP leader Tarun Vijay’s Twitter timeline have got curiouser and curiouser

NEW DELHI, SEPT 5: Senior BJP leader Tarun Vijay says he has “sacked the person handling his tweets” after a bizarre set of posts had him supporting Congress president Rahul Gandhi and appearing to criticize Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A little after 10 pm on Tuesday, a tweet on Tarun Vijay’s timeline said no one has the right to comment on a person’s motive for going to a pilgrimage, that it is “all between him and Shiva”. The tweet apparently referred to his party BJP’s criticism of the Congress chief’s trip to Kailash-Mansarovar.

More tweets followed in a similar vein, and one said: “Those commenting, mocking at, Making cheap comments on Rahul’s Kailas Yatra are wrong. Not what a Hindu should do. It is all between him and Shiva. None can be bigger than Shiva.”

Then came a tweet that has now been deleted. It was directed at a person accused by Mr. Vijay of “arrogance” because PM Modi was behind them. It tagged an incorrect handle.

The activities on Mr. Vijay’s timeline got curiouser when he posted, around 12.11 am, that he was on a morning walk and that he had sacked the person handling his Twitter account.

This morning, the BJP leader was back to retweeting PM Modi’s posts and posting stories favorable to the party.

The 57-year-old former BJP parliamentarian from Uttarakhand was once the editor of a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) publication, Panchajanya. He has been at the forefront of the campaign for a Ram temple at the site of a razed mosque in Ayodhya.

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