Rahul Gandhi Twitter: Twitter Has Shown Him The Door


'Even Twitter Has Shown Him The Door': BJP MP's Swipe At Rahul Gandhi

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi immediately accused Twitter of undermining India’s democratic construction

New Delhi:

The BJP took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi on Friday over Twitter locking his account for violating firm coverage and Indian legal guidelines – by posting images that present him with the household of the nine-year-old Dalit lady who was allegedly raped and killed in Delhi on August 1.

Tejasvi Surya, the get together’s firebrand youth wing chief and a Lok Sabha member, lashed out at his parliamentary colleague, describing Mr Gandhi’s posts as “indecent, illegal and inhuman”.

“Now, Gandhi cannot take umbrage behind the ‘freedom of expression’ argument after he tweeted the picture of a rape and murder victim’s family…” Tejasvi Surya was quoted by information company PTI.

“The only place he was active was Twitter. Unfortunately, even Twitter has shown him the door,” he stated.

The Bengaluru MP additionally mocked Mr Gandhi and the Congress for attacking the federal government over the brand new IT guidelines – a set of legal guidelines that the BJP has insisted will “empower social media users” and require websites like Twitter to comply with authorities directives on take-down of “offensive” content material.

The IT guidelines – which the Congress and different critics say violate proper to privateness and freedom of expression – have sparked an enormous controversy, with the federal government having accused Twitter of dragging its heels over compliance and revoking authorized safety because of this.

As a part of the Congress and Rahul Gandhi’s pushback towards the locking of their accounts (and people of a whole lot of its leaders), they accused Twitter of “selective” motion towards the opposition get together, and the federal government has been accused of intimidating the corporate.

Earlier immediately Mr Gandhi launched a YouTube video through which he slammed Twitter for “interfering in our political process” and attacking the democratic construction of the nation.

The Congress has repeatedly identified that photographs of the younger lady’s mother and father – which triggered a criticism from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, or NCPCR – had been additionally tweeted by two different ‘verified’ accounts, together with one belonging to BJP MP Anju Bala.

The different was the federal government’s fee for scheduled castes.

Both accounts, the Congress identified final week, stay operational.

Yesterday too the get together identified what they really feel are double requirements; BV Srinivas, the get together’s youth wing chief, shared a submit by the BJP’s Amit Malviya that appeared to disclose the identification of the Dalit lady from UP’s Hathras who was raped and murdered in September final yr.


The submit by BJP’s Amit Malviya that the Congress has flagged [cropped to protect victim’s identity]

No motion has been taken up to now towards Mr Malviya’s account or the submit, which stays accessible and violates the identical legal guidelines Mr Gandhi is accused of violating.

With reference to motion towards Mr Gandhi and the Congress deal with, Twitter has stated its guidelines are “enforced judiciously and impartially for everyone”, and that it took “proactive action on several hundred tweets that posted an image that violated our Rules”.

The firm has not commented on Congress claims of inaction towards different handles.

With enter from PTI


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