LG office complains to Delhi Police about Baijal’s fake Twitter handle
After a stream of tweets criticising the Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, by a fake Twitter account of the newly-inducted Lieutenant Governor, Anil Baijal, the Lt Governor’s office has asked the Delhi Police to act against the fake Twitter handles, claiming that such posts were misleading in nature.
The two Twitter handles identified by the LG office are @AnilBaijal_LG and @AnilBaijal_, had come online on December 28, the day Baijal took charge of the LG office. Since his induction, the Twitter handles have garnered a substantial following of over a thousand people.
The official Twitter account of Anil Baijal, with the handle @LtGovDelhi, made its debut on Sunday and over two thousand people are currently following the account.
The LG office is also planning to contact the micro blogging website if needed.
“LG office has asked the Delhi Police to look into the matter and initiate strict action against those who are running fake accounts of the Lt Governor,” said sources.
The previous Lt Governor, Najeeb Jung never had a Twitter account. However, the imposters are completely abreast with the tussle between the ex-LG and the Delhi Government.
“Jung has left behind 400 files of the Delhi government. Now I am in a dilemma as to whether to approve or return them,” reads one tweet by fake handle @AnilBaijal_. The Twitter handle is now offline as a search on the site shows that the page does not exist.
However, many Twitter users had taken screen shots of the account and posted it on several social networking sites.
Many of the tweets show the imposter thanking the people of Delhi and the Prime Minister. Later, a series of tweets were posted applauding the demonitisation move by the Central Government.
Eventually, the tweets start to target Akhilesh Yadav and the rift in the SP party and Arvind Kejriwal for his criticism of the Prime Minister.
Another fake handle, @AnilBaijal_LG, taunted Kejriwal, saying, “Sir, using such language does not behove you irrespective of differences of opinion,” referring to the CM’s criticism of Narendra Modi.