The Congress party claimed that after blocking their former president Rahul Gandhi’s social media account, Twitter has now “locked” the party’s official handle @INCIndia. Congress social media head Rohan Gupta said the official twitter account of the Congress has been locked. “Cong official twitter account locked,” tweeted, Gupta said that 5,000 of their party workers and leaders’ accounts have been blocked.
IYC national president Srinivas BV tweeted: “First Rahul Gandhiji’s account, Then Congress Workers account, Then Congress Leaders account, & Now official account of @ INCIndia...Twitter is openly batting as a frontal organization of BJP. Are we still living in India or North Korea?”
The micro-blogging platform a day ago also blocked Congress general secretary Ajay Maken’s handle. Maken said, “Now my account is locked I have supported Rahul Gandhi against atrocities on Dalits and women...” Congress sources said account of RS Surjewala, Manickam Tagore and Sushmita Dev too has been locked.
After blocking Rahul’s account, Twitter explained that the account violated Twitter rules. Immediately @INCIndia had dared the social media site: “...lock our accounts, we challenge you. Nothing will stop us from fighting for justice and exposing the truth”. Over the weekend more blocking followed It started after the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) flagged photos shared by Rahul with a 9-year-old rape and murder victim’s parents. BJP alleged that Gandhi has revealed the identity of the victim’s family which is unlawful.