All India Congress Committee secretary Manickam Tagore fell for a parody account and used it to attack Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, calling her ‘unfit’ to be the defence minister.
Tagore quoted a parody account of news channel ‘Republic’, ‘RepubliicTv’, which claimed that Sitharaman was questioning Rahul Gandhi’s Mansarovar Yatra because the shadow of the stick was missing.
Is Rahul Gandhi really on Mansarovar Yatra?? Why is he sharing Edited pics, even the shadow of stick was not there in one of the Pic he shared::Defence Minister in BJP Headquarter, File Pic pic.twitter.com/ic5Cmuwmc4
— Republiic (@RepubliicTV) September 8, 2018
Tagore quoted this tweet and mocked Sitharaman, calling her ‘unfit’ to be the Defence Minister and that she should undergo checkup. However, Sitharaman called him out for falling for a parody account.
Wished you had checked that you are basing your comment on a ‘parody’ account. None of that was uttered. https://t.co/nuZ6GRxxF9
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) September 9, 2018
He later deleted his tweet and apologised to the minister.
It’s mistake ,I deleted the tweet also .Sorry madam Minister.
— manickam tagore.B/ மாணிக்கம்தாகூர்.ப (@manickamtagore) September 10, 2018