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Arrest Warrant Against Delhi CM Kejriwal for Failing to Appear Before Court for Defamation Charges Against PM Narendra Modi

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Assam, April 12, 2017: “Modiji 12 pass hain. Uske baad ki degree farzi hai (Narendra Modi is only 12th pass and all other succeeding degrees are fake)”, Kejriwal had tweeted on December 15.

This has consequenced Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council member Surjo Rongphar, who is also with the BJP, to file a case against Kejriwal, a few days later, accusing him of making defamatory remarks about Prime Minister Modi, as reported by PTI.

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The court in Assam has issued an arrest warrant against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal after he failed to appear before it in the defamation case over this tweet on Modi’s education qualifications.

The bailable warrant is the latest in the series of troubles that the Aam Aadmi Party leader finds himself over his utterances. He is also being tried for defamation in a Delhi court in a case filed by finance minister Arun Jaitley.

Kejriwal’s lawyer Gurpreet Singh Uppal had said the chief minister was busy with the April 23 Delhi civic elections and it was not possible for him to be present in person in the court.

The court had said, “On perusal of records, it reveals that the accused (Kejriwal) has not appeared before the court on the earlier occasion on January 30, too, availing adjournment for two months. Considering this, the petition of Gurpreet Singh Uppal is rejected”.

The Kejriwal has been demanding that Modi’s college and university certificates be made public, alleging that the Prime Minister had furnished wrong information about his education.

The prime minister’s office and government have denied the charge. The case will now be heard on May 8.

The Congress, however, has used the warrant as an opportunity to ask the Prime Minister why he was so “secretive” about his education.

“Don’t People of India have a right to know educational qualification of their Prime Minister? What is so secret about it,” party leader Digvijaya Singh had tweeted on Tuesday.

– Prepared by Upama Bhattacharya. Twitter @Upama_myself

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Micro-blogging Site Twitter Records 400 mn Tweets in 2019 Lok Sabha Polls

Twitter India said it took key steps and action to protect the integrity of the #LokSabhaElections2019

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Twitter India on Thursday said conversations around the 2019 Lok Sabha elections grew 600 per cent from 2014 to reach 396 million tweets between January 1 and May 23.

During the course of the six weeks of the election from April 11 till May 19, national security emerged as the most talked about election-related topic on Twitter, followed by religion, jobs and employment, agriculture, and finally demonetisation, Twitter India said on Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@NarendraModi) emerged as the most mentioned figure during the entire course of #LokSabhaElections2019, and @BJP4India handle along with the handles of their National Democratic Alliance members took 53 per cent of the mentions on Twitter.

The @INCIndia handle along with the handles of other members of the United Progressive Alliance received 37 per cent of the mentions.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and BJP President Amit Shah were the leaders who were most mentioned after Modi on the platform.

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“While English and Hindi remained the dominant languages of conversation, we saw a substantial number of Tweets in Tamil followed by Gujarati, represented by the use of the Twitter Lok Sabha Elections emoji hashtags,” Twitter India said in a statement.

Twitter India said it took key steps and action to protect the integrity of the #LokSabhaElections2019.

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“Along with adhering to the social media code of conduct as part of the Election Commission of India and IAMAI (Internet & Mobile Association of India), we created an elections-specific support portal for election partners to provide feedback directly to us about issues and concerns,” the social media platform said.

Twitter rolled out a special reporting feature that enabled users to report any tweets that provided misleading information to voters during the election, and expanded its Ads Transparency Centre to bring transparency to political campaign advertising. (IANS)