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'Hacked' India Post tweet slams Arvind Kejriwal for letting India down and then apologises for 'inconvenience'

A tweet from an official account of India Post accused AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for letting down the country with his petty politics on Wednesday. "You have become headlines in Pakistan," it noted.  These were the very words with which Times Now editor Arnab Goswami had attacked Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday for seeking proof on Indian Army's surgical strikes against Pakistan.  India Post deleted the offensive tweet and later tweeted an apology claiming that the account had been hacked.

A tweet from an official account of India Post accused AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for letting down the country with his petty politics on Wednesday. "You have become headlines in Pakistan," it noted.

These were the very words with which Times Now editor Arnab Goswami had attacked Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday for seeking proof on Indian Army's surgical strikes against Pakistan.

India Post deleted the offensive tweet and later tweeted an apology claiming that the account had been hacked. 

There is skepticism if the account was really hacked. It is for the India Post to file a police case and pursue it to prove the doubters wrong.

Over the last few months on at least three occasions official Government of India accounts have shown disturbing partisan behaviour and attacked those critical of Modi government. 

In September, Indian Railways had re-tweeted a troll, who had accused Arvind Kejriwal of making a false claim on opposition to surge pricing. Arvind Kejriwal had stated that he had spoken to a few fellow passengers on Shatabdi and noted that everyone was unhappy with the Railway's new surge pricing policy. 

The troll had claimed that he was in the same coach and had not seen Arvind Kejriwal speaking to anyone. The Indian Railways had found it fit to retweet this claim.

In July, Startup India had tweeted a demand to purge pro-Pakistan 'presstitutes' - a derogatory word used to describe journalists critical of Modi government. 

On both occasions, the government had said the management of the Twitter accounts had been outsourced to outside companies, whose employees had erred.

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