Ramya denies taking class on fake accounts
Bengaluru: AICC social media and digital communications head Ramya on Thursday claimed that she did not train party workers on creating fake social media accounts, contrary to a video clip that went viral earlier this week.
“The video has been edited to suggest that I was teaching a lesson on creating fake accounts,” Ramya told reporters. “I never said that fake accounts should be created.”
In the 1.34-minute-long video clip, Ramya was seen and heard asking Youth Congress members to create multiple accounts. Ramya said she was only explaining the difference between bots, fake accounts and multiple accounts. “I told them that they should have separate accounts – one personal and another party-related.”
While clarifying, she cited the example of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he had three accounts in his name. When asked to comment on the BJP filing a police complaint against her, Ramya said: “So what?”
Ramya said her controversial TOP-POT tweet had garnered unnecessary attention. “There’s no need to attach special meaning to it. Like Modi said, I was just referring to potato, onion and tomato (POT),” she said. Ramya’s tweet wondering whether Modi was high on pot (marijuana) drew sharp reactions from across party lines.
Ramya reviewed the party’s social media operations and held discussions with social media coordinators from 125 Assembly constituencies at the Congress’ headquarters here on Thursday.