How then did Modi’s government make the controversial decision to appoint self-proclaimed ethical hacker Ankit Fadia as the brand ambassador of its flagship e-governance programme, Digital India?
The process was confused from the start. On Monday, Ankit Fadia posted on Facebook that he had been appointed a “brand Ambassadors to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative”. Given his reputation, the claim immediately raised doubts.
Sure enough, the Centre’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology issued a statement on Tuesday morning, clarifying that no brand ambassadors have been appointed.