The United Nations has done something to India that put it in controversy. At the time when the world’s superpower America is battling the Coronavirus pandemic like no one other country and India is standing by side to help against their war. Here, people give examples of the friendship of both the countries, on the other side, an act of White House on Twitter created a ruckus among them. Essentially, the Twitter handle of the White House unfollowed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and other Indian Twitter handles, which raised questions in India.

Now there are only 13 accounts, which the White House follows. This includes Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Mike Pence, and people related to the Trump administration. The US does not follow the Twitter handle of any other country or its heads of state. It was for the first time that the White House started following the Indian Prime Minister, the President. So what had happened that led them to unfollow the accounts of such prestigious people and departments of India?

It is known that when the US was most in need of hydroxychloroquine medicine in the war against the Coronavirus, India went ahead and helped it. And after that when the White house unfollowed the Indian accounts, there has been news that the US took the help of India in its needs and, then about three weeks later the White House unfollowed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s account.

However, now the White House has responded to this entire controversy. As per the White house’s statement, it said that whenever the US President visits a country, for a very short period of time, the White House follows the Twitter account of the officials of the host countries. So that the maximum number of public support can be mobilized for the journey. During President Donald Trump’s visit to India in the last week of February, the official Twitter handle of the White House – @WhiteHouse – started following the Twitter account of President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister’s Office.

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi took this action of the White House for unfollowing many, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi seriously. After this, he tweeted on this matter. The former Congress President had expressed his displeasure by tweet and demanded that the Ministry of External Affairs should take this issue into consideration.

He tweeted and wrote, ‘I am disappointed at the White House action of unfollowing our President and Prime Minister, I appeal that the Ministry of External Affairs takes cognizance of this decision’.


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