New Delhi: Trouble seems to be brewing for the Modi led NDA coalition in the centre. After Lalitgate plagued BJP, the Congress now alleged that Wikipedia pages on former Prime Minister Jawaharal Nehru and his father Motilal Nehru have been altered.
The Congress claims that the editing was done from an IP (Internet Protocol) address belonging to the government-owned National Informatics Centre (NIC).
Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reply in this regard.
As per @AnonGoIWPEdits, the Twitter handle of a software that tracks anonymous Wikipedia edits, the edits made on June 26 said Nehru’s grandfather Gangadhar Nehru was a Muslim.
These edits, which were later deleted by volunteer Wikipedia editors, had said: “Gangadhar was born as a Muslim by the name of Ghiasuddin Ghazi but changed his name to a Hindu Ganga Dhar to escape British clutches.”
Details of Jawaharlal Nehru’s “affair” with Edwina Mountbatten, the wife of India’s first governor general, Lord Mountbatten, were also added on his Wikipedia page.
Wikipedia page on Sanjay Gandhi was also altered on the same day.