Twitter War: Congress Alleges, Twitter handles Of its leaders Locked Under Pressure from The Government
According to the Congress party, after Rahul Gandhi’s account was temporarily suspended on Saturday, Twitter handles of five Congress leaders, including media head Randeep Surjewala, were also locked.
New Delhi: The Congress Party is in an aggressive mood as Twitter handles of some of its leaders were locked one by one. Congress accused Twitter of working at the behest of the Centre Government. On Saturday, Rahul Gandhi's account was temporarily suspended. Congress has accused Twitter of acting against Gandhi's account under pressure from the centre government.
This came after Twitter removed a controversial post that had a picture of Rahul Gandhi meeting the family of a nine-year-old Dalit girl who died in New Delhi following an alleged sexual assault.
According to the Congress party, Twitter handles of five Congress leaders, including media head Randeep Surjewala, were also locked. Congress has leveled the allegation against the BJP government and registered its protest through a number of tweets.
In a tweet, the AICC secretary in charge of the party's Communication Department, Pranav Jha said, “So! After Shri @RahulGandhi, the Lord @narendramodi Ji and Vassal @Jack & @twitter have locked @rssurjewala, @ajaymaken & @sushmitadevinc. @INCIndia registers its protest and promises to continue the fight for each and all being wronged! We shall hold on @AshwiniVaishnaw Ji," he tweeted.
The Twitter accounts of AICC general secretary and former minister Ajay Maken, party's whip in Lok Sabha Manickam Tagore, Assam in-charge and former Union minister Jitendra Singh and Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev have been locked.
"The list goes on. @Twitter locks @JitendraSAlwar and @manickamtagore and many more. Doesn't Modi Ji understand that we @INCindia'ns have a legacy of fighting even from behind the locks of kaala paani,he thinks the virtual locks of Twitter will deter us from fighting for India " he asked in another tweet.