With the Bihar polls underway, both sides are leaving no stones unturned to in trying to make the opposition look bad.
A day after BJP chief Amit Shah courted controversy by saying if his party loses elections in Bihar, firecrackers will be burst in Pakistan, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy joined the list for his tweet suggesting that Nitish Kumar advertised in Pakistani daily Dawn.
“Nitish advertises in PAKISTAN daily “DAWN” e-edition to woo voters in Bihar. Why Pak? Whom does he want to reach?”
Rudy got trolled on Twitter for his ignorance of Google ads, which serves ads on any site based on the reader’s locations and browsing habits. The minister subsequently deleted the tweet.
Rudy shared a screenshot of the online edition of DAWN and thought that Nitish Kumar paid to publish advertisements. However, what he was referring to was the space on the website reserved for online ads through Google.
Incidentally, Rajiv Pratap Rudy is a Member of Parliament who’s also the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in Modi’s government which is a key ministry in Make in India.
Naturally, Twitter decided to take a dig at him as he is a part of Modi's 'Digital India' team.
Another example of digital illiteracy. https://t.co/VP2Wo5g91r— Salil Tripathi (@saliltripathi) October 30, 2015
@RajivPratapRudy Sir, yeh too much ho gaya. These ads are by google ad sense which are based on your current location/IP.— Sumit Bajoria (@SumitBajoria) October 30, 2015
Does Minister Rudy tweet himself ? or some underling. Not that its an excuse to spew ignorance— Manish Singh, CFA (@Manish_05Singh) October 30, 2015
His bio - Minister of State Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, GoI https://t.co/UTP8YSwE91— Parit Yadav (@parity23) October 30, 2015
However, it seems no one's told BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi that he should delete his tweet too.
पाकिस्तान के प्रमुख अख़बार"डॉन"के ई-अखबार में नीतीश कुमार आखिर किस मतदाता को लुभाने के लिए अपना विज्ञापन दे रहे हैं? pic.twitter.com/z0yzmSUrbK— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) October 30, 2015
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