'BJP manipulating social media to show Narendra Modi PM favourite'
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Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today alleged that BJP is maintaining "fictitious" accounts on social media and manipulating online surveys to project that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has an edge over Rahul Gandhi as future prime minister.
"You know that there are a lot of fictitious accounts on social networking sites and the BJP is managing voting on such sites to show results in its favour," Singh told reporters on a query about Modi being ahead of Gandhi in opinion polls on future prime minister.
Acknowledging that social media is "emerging as a powerful medium", Singh asked his party workers in a lighter vein to open accounts on social networking sites and follow him on Twitter to read his tweets.
We have no problem if Mulayam forms Third Front: Digvijay
The Congress-led UPA would not have any problem if Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav forms a "Third Front" at this juncture, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said today.
"Every political party has the right to tread on its own way. If Mulayam wants to form a Third Front, we won't have any problem," the Congress General Secretary said, speaking at Indore Press Club.
However, Singh added that Mulayam had given outside support to UPA "in writing", and though SP was not in the government, it was with UPA "in fighting the communal forces".
BJP was trying to gain political mileage out of a sensitive issue such as the violence in Assam, he said.
He accused senior BJP leader L K Advani of making inflammatory statement on Kokrajhar violence in Assam, and challenged him to produce a list of illegal Bangladeshi migrants with names and addresses.
If he did, Congress would ensure that they leave Assam, he said.
It was wrong to link the illegal migrants from Bangladesh to a particular religion, he added.
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