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Toolkit row: The Delhi Police’s Special Cell has sent a notice to Twitter over flagging Patra’s tweet as ‘manipulated media’ and sought a clarification.

Delhi Police sends notice to Twitter

Twitter had last week labelled as ‘manipulated media’ a tweet of BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on toolkit prepared by the Congress to target the Modi government over alleged Covid mismanagement.

Top government sources said that in its communication to Twitter, the central government has asked the social media giant to remove the ‘manipulated media’ tag, saying Twitter cannot pass judgment on a matter that is under investigation.

Sources privy to the development said the Ministry of Electronics and IT wrote “a strong communication” to Twitter, registering an objection to the use of ‘manipulated media’ tag on the tweets.

The BJP has accused the Congress of creating a ‘toolkit’ that seeks to tarnish the image of the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling the new strain of coronavirus as “India strain” or “Modi strain”.

Delhi Police sends notice to Twitter

The BJP has been attacking the Congress over controversial content of the so-called toolkit. BJP leaders, including Patra, have posted numerous tweets to attack the Congress over the toolkit.

On May 19, the Congress lodged a police complaint seeking registration of cases against BJP chief J P Nadda, Union minister Smriti Irani, BJP general secretary B L Santosh and Patra over the alleged forgery of documents.

The Chhattisgarh unit of the Congress” students wing NSUI also lodged a complaint against Patra and former chief minister Raman Singh for allegedly “forging” the letterhead of AICC Research Department and printing “false and fabricated” content on it. On the basis of the complaint, a case has been filed against Patra and Singh at the Civil Lines police station in Raipur. PTI NIT/AMP NIT DIV DIV

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