He rejected the news agency's claims that "bots" were behind the perceived rise in Gandhi's popularity on Twitter.
Their retweets comprised of random topics from across the world and those of the Congress Vice President. The agency said that a cursory glance at the twitter handles retweeting the Congress Vice President's tweets does throw up some questions.are these automated "bots" mass retweeting Rahul Gandhi's tweets?
Suggesting that Rahul seemed to be more popular in Kazakhstan than in India, Union I&B Minister Irani tweeted "Perhaps @OfficeOfRG planning to sweep polls in Russia, Indonesia & Kazakhstan??" with a hashtag #RahulWaveInKazakh, making it trend on Twitter in India.
Rahul's tweets have been garnering more traction in the number of retweets, reports.
While Gandhi's tweet also had a pun on demonetisation, an exercise vehemently opposed by the Congress and many other Opposition parties he, however, found support from leaders like former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah, who tweeted, "If I was Rahul Gandhi I'd be rubbing my hands with glee.The planted stories, the coordinated attack all highlight how anxious he has the BJP".
"In sports, this would come under "Doping". hey wait! does "dope" remind you of someone", tweeted Rajyavardhan Rathore, MoS (independent) for youth affairs and sports.
Head of the Congress's social media team Divyaspandana said, "Story is factually wrong".
Just hours after the report was published, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, a BJP MP, suggested that the Congress was taking "desperate measures". Singh said these issues were raised by Rahul on Twitter, and "who is tweeting it and retweeting it... those are side issues". The verbal fight is likely to intensify after Rahul Gandhi launched scathing attacks on BJP ahead of assembly elections in Gujarat. Why are they not answering.Why are they not answering questions raised by him (Gandhi) about farmers?
BJP's Amit Malviya, in-charge of the party's national Information and Technology, tweeted saying: "Rahul Gandhi should have known that popularity can't be bought, certainly not from Russia, Kazakhstan".