NEW DELHI: The website of the Bharatiya Janata Party (www.bjp.org) went into maintenance mode after an alleged hacking attempt early on Tuesday morning.
Social media was abuzz with screenshots of a meme featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Below the meme was a music video of “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
This came to light after several social media users posted a grab of the website on Twitter.
The video has a meme featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In the video, Merkel was seen walking past the Prime Minister as he tried to shake hands with her.
The meme poked fun at a clip in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks past Modi as he extends his hand.
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Moments after the news surfaced online, Divya Spandana, head of social media for Congress, took to Twitter, and said, “If you’re not looking at the BJP website right now — you’re missing out.”
Bhaiya aur Bhehno if you’re not looking at the BJP website right now- you’re missing out
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“The IT experts who claim EVMs can’t be hacked saw their party’s website hacked. But don’t ask for proof,” tweeted Aam Admi Party spokesperson, Saurabh Bhardwaj.
Later, while trying to open the website, it showed the following message: “We will be back soon! Sorry for the inconvenience but we’re performing some maintenance at the moment. We’ll be back online shortly.”
The saffron party was yet to comment on whether it was a hacking attempt or the site was undergoing maintenance.
Earlier media reports said that nearly 70 Indian government websites were targeted by hackers.
With agencies input