Modi quits Chinese app Weibo, deletes all posts

New Delhi: Close on the heels of the government banning 59 Chinese apps, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has quit the Twitter-like Weibo account in China.

The account, which posted messages in Chinese, removed all photos, posts and comments from the PM’s official handle.

BJP’s IT wing head Amit Malviya said Modi’s decision to quit Weibo sends out a loud and clear message that if red lines are crossed, then there will be consequences.

“Prime Minister Modi quits Chinese social media platform Weibo. The message is loud and clear. If red lines are crossed, there will be consequences… What started at the borders has now acquired multiple dimensions. And it may just be the beginning,” Malviya tweeted.

The government recently banned 59 Chinese apps, saying that they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order. The ties between India and China have come under strain due to their military standoff at Ladakh border.


NT Bureau