Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday has quit Chinese social media platform Weibo.
Reacting on the decision, BJP general secretary (organization) B L Santhosh said Modi has sent out a ‘strong message’ at the border, on economic front and now at ‘personal level too’.
Reports quoting sources said Modi decided to quit Weibo, which he had joined in 2015, as soon as the decision was taken to ban 59 Chinese apps in India.
They added that Weibo has a more complex procedure to quit for accounts of important personalities which is why an official process was initiated.
For reasons best known to the Chinese, there was a great delay in granting this basic permission, they said.
The Prime Minister had 115 posts on Weibo, and it was decided to manually delete them and after much effort 113 posts were removed, they said.
The two posts left were those where Modi had photos with Chinese President Xi Xinping, they noted, adding that it is difficult to remove posts on Weibo in which pictures of Xi feature.
All the posts are deleted now, the sources said.