Curious Case of a Chief Minister’s Twitter Gratitude

Twitter handle of Haryana CMO keeps retweeting fake looking thanks and appreciations. Will ML Khattar take cognizance?

While Twitter has started a crackdown on fake, bogus & bot accounts, there continues the curious case of ‘gratitude-retweet-relationship’ between Haryana CM’s twitter handle and dubious twitter accounts. Chief Minister ML Khattar’s official handle @cmoharyana shows an undeviated pattern. Let’s take a look…

Following @cmoharyana since long we noticed a frequent retweet of ‘thanks’ marked to the state for respective complaint redressals. These suspicious looking complaints were tweeted to the CM. The tweet is then followed by even more suspicious looking resolutions to the respective problems with thanks marked to Khattar and the same tweet is then retweeted by his official handle. What’s interesting about the tweets is that mostly these are the only two twitter actions done by the account holders. A ‘complaint’ and a ‘thanks’.

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What’s more interesting is the harsh reality that follows such celebratory tweets. People who have actively tweeted their problems numerous times and haven’t seen any resolution start questioning the process. They refuse to believe that while their problems don’t see any resolution despite numerous tweets and complaints, there are people with twitter account opened for two tweets only feeling happy about how the government is working.

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Even more disturbing is the fact that instead of making Mr. CM aware of the harsh realities on the ground his party leaders are supporting the fake feel-good being created on social media. They are to understand that it does not help the government a bit. Instead, immense harm can be expected in the upcoming general and later the assembly elections.

We raise the concern as for sure the handle is being run and managed at the taxpayers’ expense. If the activities are dubious and doubtful in nature, we need to question that. Fake and artificial feel-good serves little. Am sure, even the chief minister must not be aware of such lapses and would not appreciate this flattery.

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While the socially active young population of Gurugram, the IT hub of Haryana continuously shares government’s apathy and failure of administration on social media, head of the state’s twitter handle keeps pushing a doubtful narrative. On the ground, the actual picture looks grim. Projects are stuck, the administration is inactive. Even the central government’s schemes that were good enough to provide some relief to the people and be the state government’s claim to fame are falling flat because of the minor roadblocks which they couldn’t overcome. In Gurugram itself, underpasses are stuck, Dwarka expressway incomplete, toll plaza issue unresolved. But then @cmoharyana looks contended with a long list of dubious ‘thanks’ to retweet. 

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  1. Vibha 8 months ago

    As a journalist, without checking facts if you are publishing something, means it is obvious that you have been paid to do so.

    Did you check, tweets which you are quoting here. If someone is quoting thanks to CM for solving his/her problem, what is wrong in that. Did you find out those Twitter account are fake or genuine? Just picked some tweets which has not been addressed by CMO. Did you tried to find whether these accounts are fake or genuine?

    Without knowing facts if you are publishing something, means you are prestitute. It is clear that you didn’t speak to any official regarding this process in CMO. You have picked few cases and have published an article without complete knowledge of the case. If you say no one was ready to give you time from CMO, for comment, did you filed RTI?

    Seems you were in hurry to publish something as payment for the same was made and work has to be completed within defined timeline. Sorry and shame to have people like you in society.

    • founderINDIA Team 8 months ago

      Hi Vibha, thanks for your feedback.
      You are sensible enough to question the basis of the story and doubt our fact-check.
      We published the story after scanning 200+ such ‘thanks’ tweets and found them majorly bogus and suspicious. These are mostly fake accounts created in haste, used for the purpose and then left unattended.
      Had things been so easy and reality on-ground anywhere close to the picture as painted by these tweets, we would have been the happiest of all as we too reside in the same state.

  2. Hemant Kumar 8 months ago

    Welcome step
    Welcome article
    Nice analysis, I was sending some thing strange but your well rehearsed article has enlightened me

    • founderINDIA Team 8 months ago

      Thanks for the appreciation Hemant.
      Your blessings give us power & strength.

  3. Shilpi 8 months ago

    Good job, Team FounderIndia. This is one well researched piece.
    No doubt the Haryana govt is desperately trying to save its reputation on social media. But public is no fool!

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