New Delhi, May 9: Divya Spandana aka Ramya, who heads the Social Media and Digital Communications wing of the Congress, on Thursday took on Prime Minister for accusing former prime minister Raji Gandhi of using INS Viraat for a vacation trip. In a tweet, Divya Spandana recalled an incident when "Canadian citizen" Akhsya Kumar and his family were invited onboard INS Sumitra as part of the International Fleet Review (IFR) at Visakhapatnam.
"Yeh teek tha? @narendramodi you took a Canadian citizen @akshaykumar with you on-board INS Sumitra," Divya Spandana wrote on Twitter with hashtag #SabseBadaJhootaModi and sharing a link of an article wherein the writer questioned presence of Bollywood celebrities including Akshay Kumar at the inaugural function of the International Fleet Review in 2016. Rajiv Gandhi Didn't Use INS Viraat For Holiday: Retd Vice Admiral Rejects PM Narendra Modi’s 'Personal Taxi' Charge.
Divya Spandana's tweet on PM Narendra Modi and Akshay Kumar:
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) May 9, 2019
Divya Spandana's tweet was in response to PM Narendra Modi's accusation that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had used aircraft carrier INS Viraat as "personal taxi" for a holiday. “Ever imagined that a premier warship of the Indian armed forces could be used as a taxi for a personal holiday? One dynasty did it,” Modi said. Divya Spandana Ramya, Congress IT Cell Chief, Booked for Sedition After Her 'Chor' Tweet Against PM Modi.
The prime minister claimed the Congress jeopardised the national security and Navy was made to host the Gandhi family and Rajiv Gandhi’s in-laws, and a helicopter was also deployed in their service. "INS Viraat was insulted by using it as a personal taxi. This happened when Rajiv Gandhi and his family was out for a 10-day vacation. INS Viraat was deployed for securing our maritime boundary. But it was diverted to take the Gandhi family which was out for a vacation," PM Modi claimed.
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