BJP leader Ananth K Hegde today sparked off a political controversy by stating that Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had utilised his 80 hour tenure to "move Rs 40,000-crore back to the Centre".
Later, Fadnavis refuted the claim as being preposterous and baseless.
Now, having watched the events unfold, Twitter cannot stop laughing. Apparently, something rather similar to what Hegde has said has been doing the rounds over WhatsApp for some time now.
As one social media user explained, this message had been around ever since Fadnavis resigned for the second time.
Breaking news@BJP4India clarifies the statement made on @Dev_Fadnavis.— RiA D'Souza (@RiaRevealed) December 2, 2019
‘Hegde picked that piece of information from a forwarded WhatsApp message that was circulating in Mumbai’, says BJP....🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣
After their fake what's app university backfired on them itself.. 🤣 🤣 🤣 https://t.co/zsQ34cb8fm
Ye Whatsapp university ka gyan desh ko le doobegi 🤦♂️— Jay (@Jay23Sharma) December 2, 2019
I guess Ananthkumar Hegde received the same Whatsapp forward that many of us got, about Fadnavis returning money to the centre. That can be his only source of information, I suspect ;-)— Sanjay Mehta (@sm63) December 2, 2019
A whatsapp warrior taken down by the same monster he created....... Indeed it will be a laughing riot— Divesh Singh (@YippeekiYay_DH) December 2, 2019
BJP has clarified that Anant Hegde's statement on Fadnavis was picked up from WhatsApp.— PuNsTeR™ (@Pun_Starr) December 2, 2019
BJP should at least inform its MPs & MLAs that 'news' created by IT cell is for WhatsApp only, and NOT to be shared publicly.
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