I’m not sure how promising BJP Government has been in the last 5 years but if there’s anything that doesn’t fail to impress me, it’s the BJP IT cell!
The amount of creativity and shrewd marketing strategies served with a syrup of lies and garnished with fake news is all that the country needs, besides the promise of ‘Mandir wahi banega!’ By now we are least surprised as you are and yet always amazed.
Being new to the breakfast babble of politics, my first encounter with BJP IT cell was when I saw Dhruv Rathee’s interview with an ex- BJP IT cell member. Ever since then, BJP IT cell has become my guilty pleasure and how!
The interview revealed the great algorithm of BJP IT cell for creating fake news, and how it hired unemployed people throughout the nation for BJP’s promotion. Despite this, we the thankless Indians ask, ‘Naukari kaha hai’?
All this, I agree, is old news but very recently, The Quint published an article revealing another racket of fake news being sold online by a page called ‘Namo’ on Facebook.
This Facebook page is co-owned by a certain ‘Vikram Sharma’ who claims that he was “a content writer for the PMO India page two months ago”.
What was the fake news?
Post the Pulwama attack, China has refused to designate Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist in United Nation Security Council.
However, according to the reports by The Quint, “A post put by Facebook page ‘NAMO’ claims that China, at United Nations, argued that they are not in a position to recognize Masood Azhar as a terrorist, as the Opposition in India does not do so.”
The following post is no longer available on the page as put up in a screenshot by The Quint.
Although, China had slightly different reasons that never mentioned the influence of Indian Opposition on their decision.
The news channel claimed that the post has been shared on more than 9000 occassions.
How is the BJP IT Cell involved here?
In an interview with The Quint, Vikram Sharma, the co-admin cum editor of the page claimed “I was made a content writer for the PMO India page two months ago, after the party took notice of the reach of my posts. Now, the IT cell provides me content which I disseminate through Facebook and WhatsApp.”
Sharma also claims to be a ‘Creative Writer’ for the Facebook page PMO India: Report Card and ‘Co-admin cum editor’ for BJP4UP.
More examples of fake news
Not a long time ago there were some vicious rumors against the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. According to some WhatsApp Universities, the reason for his death was not heart attack, it is- (wait- for- it) AIDS!
So apparently, the then Prime Minister of India, all that time was carrying out all his duties while battling AIDS which by the way weakens the immunity and gradually makes a person completely bed ridden.
On another video by The Lallantop, some workers and supporters in BJP rally even went on to the extent of claiming that Motilal Nehru was actually some guy previously called ‘Moenuddin’ and the husband of former PM Indira Gandhi was Firoz Khan instead of Firoz Gandhi.
The attempts of creating the image of Jawaharlal Nehru as a Muslim, a pervert, a womanizer, and a weak leader who was well also “thrashed by mob” is a part of usual fake news making headlines.
Let us for a second even assume that he died of STD- AIDS or Syphilis, then how does it make him a bad leader? How does his personal life affect the political scenarios of 2019?
This weird intelligentsia doesn’t even realize that AIDS can even be transmitted through contaminated blood transfusion. When you belittle the former PM with the fake claims of him having AIDS, you belittle every other person battling with this grave disease.
BJP IT cell weird algorithm
Very recently, #MainBhiChowkidar was trending on Twitter and therefore the official Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been sharing PM’s message by tagging all those people who used #MainBhiChowkidar in their tweets.
This doesn’t seem to end here, as what followed was even more hilarious. The following people, in the discourse of the algorithm were tagged by the PM:
I saved the best one for the last :
However this was just a parody account of Nirav Modi and the tweet was deleted soon but this is a generation of screenshots!
On this funny note, I would end my long trail of admiration for BJP IT cell. But, before I leave, I want you to question the credibility of your knowledge, the sources that would lead you to take the big decision in 2019. How true are your truths? How believable are your beliefs?
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