Modi meme
BJP’s website was reportedly hacked on Tuesday and showed a meme featuring Modi Image Credit: Twitter

Dubai: Indian political party, Bharatiya Janata Party’s website was reportedly hacked on Tuesday. Indian tweeple took to the micro-blogging site to share screenshots of an unflattering meme featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi - a clip in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks past Modi as he extends his hand, expecting her to shake it. The website was taken down with the message: “We’ll be back soon.”

The BJP website was taken down with this message
The BJP website was taken down with this message Image Credit: Screenshot

The Congress could not resist taking a jibe at its rival party. Divya Spandana head of social media for Congress posted: “If you’re not looking at the BJP website right now -- you’re missing out.”

@sajjadbadshah tweeted: “#BJP website hacked, Narendra Modi memes added with Bohemian Rhapsody. Screenshots of the hacked home page showed an unflattering #meme of Prime Minister #NarendraModi, captioned with language containing abusive terms.”

And, tweep @SIANG16 wrote: “... hackers seemed to have had a field day filling it with junk!”

Pointing out the irony on a line that Modi often uses in his speech ‘Desh surakshit haathon mein hai,’ which means the country is in safe hands, tweep @funny_attorney posted: “Desh surakshit hathon mein hai. Par BJP ki website hack ho gayi,” (The country is in safe hands but BJP’s website was hacked).

And, @Rakeshjeeinc sarcastically commented: “BJP website is hacked. But, no one can hack EVM (electronic voting machines).

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And @sourabhjoshi101 joked: “[Can’t] believe that someone hacked BJP website, and left a #MEME, just a meme?”

Some, also took to Twitter to point out how Indian political parties were now abusing social media for electoral campaigning, as the general elections approach.

@PaarulC posted: “This time round, the growing trend of using data-driven techniques will surpass the traditional electioneering techniques in India, as data will be used to make critical decisions regarding party tickets, campaigning stand.” says @anurag_mittal.”

And, Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal), an award-winning journalist and Gulf News columnist tweeted: “The bottom feeding IT cell has just doubled the payment per abusive tweet to journalists on the ‘hate list’! So BJP prepares for elections by upping the abuse and fake news. Also the ‘funding’ of #FakeNews sites has been increased.”