‘BJP manipulating social media to show Modi PM favourite’

Indore: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday alleged that BJP is maintaining "fictitious" accounts on social media and manipulating online surveys to project that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has an edge over Rahul Gandhi as future prime minister.

"You know that there are a lot of fictitious accounts on social networking sites and the BJP is managing voting on such sites to show results in its favour," Singh told reporters on a query about Modi being ahead of Rahul Gandhi in opinion polls on future prime minister.

Acknowledging that social media is "emerging as a powerful medium", Singh asked his party workers in a lighter vein to open accounts on social networking sites and follow him on Twitter to read his tweets.