Ahmedabad: Less than a week after Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel joined the Congress party, hackers attacked the official website of the Gujarat Congress and uploaded his picture, which appears to be taken from his alleged sex video that surfaced during the 2017 Gujarat Assembly Elections.
Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said, the website, “http://www. gujaratcongress.in”, was taken down immediately by the party’s IT team after spotting the “mischief”.
“Our website was hacked. Someone put a photo of Hardik Patel on it. We have shut down the website immediately. It will become online soon. This might be the handiwork of those who did not like Hardik’s entry into the Congress,” said Doshi, adding the party may file a police complaint.
The website seems to be back online, though we would ask the readers to bear caution while visiting it, as it has currently being marked unsafe by web browsers.
This comes after BJP’s official website, bjp.org was hacked earlier in March. No hacker groups had claimed any responsibility for the cyber attack. The Screenshots of the homepage of the party site had appear to show a meme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel.