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'Amicable', the word that prompted Maha government to probe pro-India celebrity tweets

The probe will examine if the celebrities were pressurised by the BJP to post tweets in their favour in farmer agitations.

Maharashtra government to probe pro-India celebrity tweets amicable-VPN
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New Delhi, First Published Feb 8, 2021, 3:17 PM IST
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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has ordered a probe into Twitter posts made by celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar and Akshay Kumar.

The probe will examine if the celebrities were pressurised by the BJP to post tweets in their favour in farmer agitations.

The demand for the probe was made by Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant who believed that the celebrities were under pressure to tweet in the Centre's favour. 

The Congress doubts stem from one word 'amicable' that it believes appears in all tweets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The state government's probe call comes at a time when another investigation is underway on a 'toolkit' for protests that was shared by climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter. The 'toolkit' provides celebrities and other pre-fabricated templates to tweet against the Indian government and its handling of the farmers' agitation.

The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi set social media on fire with many slamming the Uddhav Thackeray-led government for targeting celebrities who took a pro-India stand against vested interests trying to defame the country.

 

 

 

 

 

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