In separate tweets, hackers asked for donations for Russia and Ukraine amid the raging war between the two nations. They were deleted in a short while.
“The BJP national president's account was compromised briefly. It has now been retrieved. We are speaking with Twitter to ascertain the exact reason,” BJP sources were quoted by ANI as saying.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar told ANI, "We are aware of the hacking of the account and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) is looking into it.
Notably, in September 2020, the Twitter account linked to PM Modi's personal website and mobile app was hacked by an unknown group. Later in December, his personal Twitter account was briefly compromised and it shared a scam link promising a bitcoin giveaway.