Akhilesh Yadav, former UP CM, made a major gaffe on Twitter. He tweeted a news report that was highly critical of the Yadav family and implicated Aparna Yadav, wife of Akhilesh’s step brother Prateek Yadav, for diverting and siphoning funds meant for cow welfare. The report said that lion’s share of 9.6 crores sanctioned by the Akhilesh government went to an NGO run by Akhilesh Yadav.
Akhilesh is quite active on Twitter and has more than 3 million followers. A lot of his followers were stunned when he shared this news. A few hours later, however, Akhilesh deleted the tweet. But by then the damage was already done and last moment clutching at straws wasn’t going to be of any use.
Uhm??? Why is Akhilesh Yadav tweeting this ??? pic.twitter.com/MEgZSC12l1
— Abhijit Iyer-Mitra (@Iyervval) July 3, 2017
A few of his loyalists, who didn’t even bother to read the new piece he tweeted, congratulated him and praised him, assuming that the article must be about how Akhilesh is a youth icon, or why he was the best CM of UP or similar news about
Speculations are rife, as to what actually prompted Akhilesh to first tweet this and then abruptly deleted. Whether it was a blunder, or infighting in the Yadav family, or a sly way to settle some scores with the family by hinting towards their corruption, now that he is no longer in power.