The BJP website was hacked on Tuesday as hackers posted an abusive video and Narendra Modi memes added with Bohemian Rhapsody. The website has been inaccessible to users since the news of the ruling party’s website’s hacking went viral. The saffron party struggled to gain control back from the hackers for hours.
At the time of publishing this report, the website remained down as the message read, “We will be back soon. Sorry for the inconvenience but we’re performing some maintenance at the moment. we’ll be back online shortly!”
After hackers took control of BJP’s website, they posted memes on Modi with one also featuring German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The meme with Merkel had Modi being addressed with an expletive. It read in Hindi, “Brothers and sisters, I’ve fooled you all. Brothers and sisters, I have fooled you all, More to come.”
Soon social media users began to poke fun at the BJP for its website being hacked. Leading the pack was Congress social media head Divya Spandana, who tweeted, “Bhaiya aur Bhehno if you’re not looking at the BJP website right now- you’re missing out.”
Others too joined in:
Bhaiya aur Bhehno if you’re not looking at the BJP website right now- you’re missing out
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) March 5, 2019
— Supariman™ (@SupariMan_) March 5, 2019
BJP Website admin right now! ? pic.twitter.com/whEAKM56qk
— Kapil (@kapsology) March 5, 2019
BJP Website Hack Dnt Miss This Video pic.twitter.com/6aabFmfjuB
— กٱᛕɦٱɭ รคٱกٱ ನಿಖಿಲ್ ٱ نکھل سینی (@nikhil_inc) March 5, 2019
The saffron party was so rattled by Tuesday’s hacking that it took their website managers a good four hours before they were able to even publish their own logo back on the website.
This has come days after it was reported that the saffron party’s Chhattisgarh unit’s website too was hacked. On that occasion, hackers had left pro-Pakistan slogans with war-mongering messages.
This development comes just days before the important Lok Sabha polls.