Who Loves BJP & Fake News, Hates INC & Journos & Wants Hindu Rashtra? Dassault’s India Rep
Rao was barred from entering IAF headquarters in New Delhi for allegations involving the bribing of an IAF officer.
This twitter account does not belong to me/ my nephew was tweeting from my account/ my account got hacked. Expect to hear one or all of these statements being issued by Venkata Posina Rao, the representative of the French Aircraft Company Dassault in the next twenty-four hours.
But before we explain why it is highly unlikely that the account doesn’t belong to the gentleman himself, let’s start with the what and the why.
In the wee hours of Wednesday, 14 November 2018, Rao decided to start by attacking at least two journalists- Seemi Pasha and Rohini Singh.
“We are not going to take shit anymore,” Rao seemed to snarl at Seemi Pasha- all she had done, was ask questions about the Rafale scam.
A little more digging into his timeline, revealed behaviour commonly associated with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) trolls.
He routinely attacks journalists:
Very soon skeletons came tumbling out of his closet. Turns out he had been involved in allegations pertaining to bribing of an Indian Air Force officer. The Indian Air Force had banned him for a year thereafter. Read the story here.
He loves amplifying fake news.
The link tweeted by Rao is incomplete and false. Alt News busted this particular fake news here.
Contrary to his Twitter bio, Rao seems to be a rather vicious bigot.
He hates the Congress party and loves the BJP
He is anti-Constitution, i.e. he wants a ‘Hindu Rashtra’.
Is it likely that this isn’t his real account? No.
For starters, Dassault has itself responded to this handle:
The tweets contain multiple photos of him with the former French president Francois Hollande, his display picture is a ‘selfie’ with a man who appears to be Dassault’s founder. Journalists have previously interacted with the handle and he has even engaged with ICICI bank, raising requests about banking issues.
So think twice before you buy the denial.
Who could have thought that Dassault’s guy in India would be a bleeding heart BJP fan?