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Speculations rife as Congress social media head Divya Spandana deactivates her Twitter account

Rumours of Spandana being booted out of Congress has been making rounds since October last year over various goof ups by Congress on social media. 

The recent Lok Sabha defeat has cost the Congress dearly. First, the Congress officially announced that none of their members would participate in any kind of discussions or television debates for at least a month and now rumours are doing the rounds that the Congress social media head Divya Spandana is no longer a part of the Congress social media team.

The Kannada actress turned politician, also known by her screen name Ramya, seems to have deactivated her Twitter account. Spandana was handpicked by Rahul Gandhi to handle Congress’ social and digital media.

A SS of Divya Spandan’s Twitter account

If one is to believe reports, Divya Spandan has parted ways and is no longer a part of the Congress social media team. However, there is no official confirmation from either the Indian National Congress party or Spandana herself.

When news agency ANI asked Spandana if she has left the social media team of the Congress, she rejected the claims saying, “Your source is wrong.” On the other hand, the Congress media department declined to respond.

This move comes as a surprise, as the media head had, in fact, taken to Twitter yesterday itself, to take an oblique jibe at the newly inducted Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman. In her Tweet, though she applauded Sitaraman for being the second woman in the political history of India to take up the role after Indira Gandhi she took a subtle sweep at the Finance Minister by pointing out at the GDP which has slipped to 5.8 per cent.

Though the Congress enthusiast journalists have written accolades calling her a vintage politician and credited her with singlehandedly reviving Congress’ social media presence, the fact is that the Congress’ Twitter handle has seen series of slip-ups over the time, which made them the butt of all jokes on Twitter.

Congress’ #KnowYourLegacy question backfired, and they got trolled for the #KnowYourLegacy quiz which came back to haunt them about the horrors from the time of Congress misrule. They had also goofed up in dates while paying tributes on the death anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy. They had written the date of death (27th September 1833) before the date of birth (22nd May 1772) which appears as if he was born on 27th September 1833 and passed away on 22nd May 1772 which is just not possible.

They had in the past also got trolled for bringing back Indira Gandhi from the dead for inaugurating a bridge in West Bengal in 1992, 8 years after she was assassinated.

Recently, the IT cell head was called out for using a digitally edited image of German dictator Hitler ‘posing’ like he is pulling a child’s ears to compare him with Prime Minister Modi. This is, however, not the first. In fact, Congress social media team headed by Divya Spandana regularly used morphed images.

A while ago, Congress posted a shocking image which mocked the victims of Pulwama terror attacks and India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru with a single digitally edited image.

She has also been accused of not taking a stand against teammates accused of sexually predatory behaviour and has also been caught sharing soft porn websites to prove ‘Rafale scam’.

This faux pas of Divya followed by various other misadventures had triggered speculations about Divya being booted out of Congress. In fact, such rumours have been making rounds since October last year over various goof ups by Congress on social media.

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