Snooping row returns as Twitter blocks KBC meme with voices of Amit Shah and IPS officer Singhal


Twitter has reportedly blocked a video containing the alleged conversation between BJP President Amit Shah and Gujarat IPS Officer, GL Singhal, who had to lose his job over a fake encounter case.

Amit Shah

The video was a meme of Kaun Banega Crorepati and had the purported voices of Shah and Singhal from the famous snooping controversy. The audio was inserted into a segment of one of the KBC episodes which was originally broadcast on Sony TV recently.

In the original video, the popular Sony TV host is seen asking a contestant to identify the voice of four BJP politicians including Nitin Gadkari and Amit Shah. However, the maker of the meme video replaced the original voice of Shah with that of the following conversation with Singhal.

Shah: This girl is going to Mumbai. Make sure she doesn’t go to Mumbai.

Singhal: Yes sir

Shah: Did you understand? And check out the evening flight schedule.

Singhal, Amit here.

Officer: Yes sir

Shah: Any further leads?

Officer: No sir, I’ve told him. He will check and revert.

Shah: No because Saheb has been calling repeatedly.

Officer: No, he will inform me sir. Will take 10-15 minutes.

As expected the tweet with the KBC meme video went viral with thousands retweeting and liking it in a relatively short time.


Hours later, user @neo_pac informed that Twitter India had blocked the video.

It’s not clear whether the action by Twitter by indeed because of copyright violations or someone in the BJP had made a formal complaint about the video.

Audio recordings of telephone conversations of 2009, purportedly between Shah, the then junior home minister of Gujarat and Singhal, had sparked off a major controversy putting the Narendra Modi government in the dock for alleged snooping on a lady architect.

The reference of ‘sahab’ in the audio tape was believed to have been made to Modi, the then chief minister of Gujarat.

The alleged taped conversation between Shah and Singhal was aired by news portals Cobrapost and Gulail which featured the purported conversation where Shah is seen instructing the IPS officer to closely monitor the movements of the woman.

As reported by Janta Ka Reporter, this year’s KBC has come under sharp criticism for incorporating too many questions on the BJP or its led central government.
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