BJP accuses YSRCP of launching fake news campaign against it

The YSRCP has stepped into the shoes of Congress by resorting to appeasement politics, alleges BJP spokesperson Lanka Dinakar

Updated - April 11, 2024 07:06 am IST

Published - April 10, 2024 09:20 pm IST - VIJAYAWADA

BJP spokesperson Lanka Dinakar

BJP spokesperson Lanka Dinakar | Photo Credit: File photo

BJP Andhra Pradesh unit chief spokesperson Lanka Dinakar has alleged that the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), like the Congress, is trying to appease the Muslims by “unleashing a fake news campaign” against the BJP.

“The Congress is known for its appeasement politics and the YSRCP now has stepped into its shoes. The Congress has lost the faith of the people due to its vote-bank politics on religious lines. The YSRCP too is bound to meet a similar fate,” Mr. Dinakar said in a press release on April 10 (Wedneaday).  

The YSRCP circulated a fake news report through its social media handlers that BJP State president Daggubati Purandeswari had expressed her resolve to cancel reservations for the Muslims, he alleged, describing it as a “conspiracy by the YSRCP to win the elections by hook or crook.”

This fake news campaign was aimed at damaging the image of Ms. Purandeswari, the BJP candidate for the Rajahmahendravaram Lok Sabha constituency, he said.  

The fake news reports were intended to “incite religious hatred” against Ms. Purandeswari and to project the BJP as a “sworn enemy of the minorities”, he added.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.