Many on social media this morning reported that the official website of the BJP was down. Several claimed that the website was hacked as they shared screenshots of an unflattering meme featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi. No one, however, has claimed responsibility.
That meme was a short clip in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks past the prime minister as he extends his hand, expecting her to shake it.
A caption above the meme said, in abusive language: “Brothers and sisters, I’ve fooled all of you. Brothers and sisters, we’ve fooled all of you. More to come! Many, many congratulations!” Below the meme was a video with the song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
The party’s website was still down at the time the story was published but it said, “We will be back soon…Sorry for the inconvenience, we’re performing some maintenance at the moment. We’ll be back online shortly!” – Web Admin.
However the Congress could not resist itself from saying anything as Divya Spandana, head of social media for the main opposition party, tweeted, “If you’re not looking at the BJP website right now — you’re missing out.”
Opposition parties trolled the BJP on social media. “The IT experts who claim EVMs can’t be hacked saw their party’s website hacked. But don’t ask for proof,” tweeted Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson, Saurabh Bhardwaj.
Recently, a group of Indian hackers by the name of ‘Team I-Crew’ claimed responsibility for hacking almost 200 Pakistani websites in the wake of the attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama on Feb 14.