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Powerful Twitter Rocks Indian Parliament This Time

IPL, the Indian cricket franchise opened up two bids this year in addition to existing eight teams and the two bids was sold for a whopping $330 million each. Kochi and Pune won the bids for IPL 2011. Lalit Modi, Chairman of IPL who is Twitter friendly posted a tweet on April 13, 2010 questioning the the ownership structure of the Kochi team, and the nature of equity owned by Sunanda Pushkar, who is a friend of Shashi Tharoor, a cabinet minister in the Indian government.

As a result of this Shashi Tharoor was asked to resign from ministry by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Indian government initiated fullfledged enquiry and awaiting for income tax offcials report of their raid on IPL offices which includes questioning IPL Chairman Lalit Modi.

But tweets from April 13 to April 17 are deleted by Hacker says Lalit Modi and is updated in his Twitter account and he says they found the hacker traced to Singapore.

Here is updated Tweet from Modi.

Good thing is this total episode may bring more regulation to money making franchises like IPL in India.


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Posted By: Kalyan | Date: April 19, 2010 | Categories: Cricket, Twitter

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