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BJP website hacked, taken offline

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New Delhi, Mar 05:  Hackers broke into the website of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday and defaced it before it was taken offline.

No hacking group has claimed responsibility for the breach. The BJP has not issued any official statement.

Screen shots of the site's home page, which went viral on social media, showed abusive messages and a GIF of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Some of the posts were from about 11 am.

The site -- www.bjp.org -- was soon taken offline and a message on its home screen said it will be back up soon.

"We'll be back soon! Sorry for the inconvenience but we're performing some maintenance at the moment. we'll be back online shortly!" the message read.

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