New Delhi: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday rejected the Congress' 'sweeping allegations' over the twitter hacking row and said that his ministry has already “initiated appropriate action to nab the culprits”.
The Congress has indirectly blamed the government over the hacking of its twitter accounts, including that of its vice president Rahul Gandhi.
Terming the attack as a "sinister conspiracy” against the party, the Congress alleged that it mirrored the prevalent “fascist culture". It also alleged that it exposed the vulnerability of the government's digital India drive.
Clarifying the government's position on the issue, Prasad said, “We in Govt totally disapprove of the hacking and appropriate action has been taken.”
The minister expressed shock over alleged attempts to link the issue with the government's demonetisation move.
“What worries me are the sweeping allegations, as if trying to divert from PM's initiative of cashless economy,” ANI quoted Prasad as saying.
Meanwhile, the Congress has filed a complaint with the cyber security cell of the Delhi Police and demanded strict action against those behind the hacking.
"We have written to Twitter to provide us log details such as the IP address of the hackers. We have started investigating the matter," a police officer said.
Both the twitter accounts, however, have been restored.