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PMO Changes Twitter Handle, BJP Cries Foul

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May 20, 2014 AT 10:26 AM
India's Prime Minister's Office changed its Twitter handle Tuesday , six days before BJP leader Narendra Modi takes oath as the next prime minister, provoking the BJP to term it "disgraceful, unethical and illegal". The Twitter handle, @PMOIndia, which was begun during the tenure of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was changed to @PMOIndiaArchive Tuesday. The original @PMOIndia was left blank, minus text or any display picture. It had over 8,000 followers Tuesday night. Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said: "Continuity in governance and all government assets is the hallmark of the Indian constitution".