New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is an active user of social media is being criticized by some Twitter users for following an account named “Desi Thug” on the micro-blogging site.

PM Modi followed the account on Wednesday, February 3 following which the handle tweeted adding that it was blessed to be followed by the Prime Minister.

In the tweet, the handle also added that it was a dream come true moment and that it was humbled by the gesture of PM Modi.

Several users soon took note of the development and took a dig at Modi for following an account with the username “Desi Thug”.

“Not surprised to know that the Supreme Leader follows a Desi Thug.” A user wrote while retweeting the tweet from the handle.

The handle in its bio, states “Proud Nationalist - Bharat First Tweets Related to Mandirs, Dharma & Bharat Unexplored Places”.

However, the handle also retweets communally sensitive and Hindutva ideology-backed tweets. A day after PM Modi followed the handle, former India cricketer Suresh Raina also followed it.

Some of the tweets that the handle has retweeted include:

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Davanagere: Two sanitation workers died after exposure to toxic air while they were cleaning a municipality drainagein Basavanakote village of Jagaluru taluk on Monday evening.

The deceased sanitation workers have been identified as Sathyappa (45) and Mailappa (42).

The duo is said to have been working without taking precautionary measures, as ordered by the panchayat development officer (PDO).

The workers were admitted to the government hospital in Arasikere on having fallen ill after breathing the toxic air of the drainage. Since their condition worsened, they were shifted to the Davanagere district government hospital, but the workers died, having failed to respond to the treatment.

The locals have blamed the government officer for the workers’ death, saying, “The sanitation workers went ahead with their work as ordered by the PDO, without any masks and gloves. The negligible attitude and lapse on the part of the PDO has caused the death of the workers.”

Bilichodu Police have filed a case in this regard and the investigation is underway.