Twitter recently blocked the official handle of the Indian Congress for breaching the rules of the microblogging site after stopping the official account of Rahul Gandhi from putting the picture of the victim and its family on it. Responding to the event, Rohan Gupta, Social Media Head of All India Congress Committee, stated that nothing would affect the party from elevating the people’s voice. He claimed that Twitter is doing all this because the government is ordering them to put the victim’s family photo in a violation of Twitter. It is on the Schedule Caste commission handle from August five, when it was removed by Rahul Gandhi’s account on August four. He added that some other workers around India also faced this issue, but this will not shake them.
Before Wednesday, Congress said that the same social media platform has also blocked their five other senior leaders twitter handle. Vineet Punia, congress secretary-communication, tweeted, “Twitter has saddened the people of India by blocking Shri @rssurjewal, @ajaymaken @rahulgandhi, @manickamtagore @sushmitadevinc. As free voice is not hailed on Twitter, let us support them through Instagram and other social media for daily updates.” He stated that Twitter also locked All India Congress Committee handles general secretary and ex-union minister Ajay Maken, party MP Manickam Tagore, Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev, and party general secretary Randeep Singh.
AICC’s secretary, Pranav Jha to conveys his bitterness over the same matter. He said, “ So! After Shri Rahul Gandhi, Twitter has blocked Ajay Maken, Sushmita Devi, and rssurjewala. The list continues. INC India has lodged its disapproval and vow to carry on with the struggle for everyone who is being wronged! We shall hold on AshwiniVaishnaw Ji!!
Congress Committee President, Charan Singh Sapra, stated that on eleven august, the Mumbai regional congress committee’s official Twitter account was also locked for breaking Twitter rules. Prior, congress noted that the Twitter handle of politician party head Rahul Gandhi had been provisionally suspended. He will stay in contact through other social media and resume lifting the voice of people. On six august, Twitter had shut down the tweet of Rahul Gandhi, which expose the identity of a rape and murder victim’s relatives, and that victim was a minor too. For this event, congress leaders complained that Twitter had been locked its handles because of government pressure.