Congress vs Twitter: Party leaders, workers change their Twitter names to Rahul Gandhi in solidarity

 In solidarity with Rahul Gandhi, whose Twitter account was locked by the social media giant for ‘policy violation’, several Congress leaders on Thursday changed their handle names to ‘Rahul Gandhi’ on the micro-blogging site.

Congress leaders like Alka Lamba, Srinivas, Ali Mehdi, etc have already changed their Twitter names to Rahul Gandhi and several others are likely to follow suit.

Many party workers across the country have also taken a similar action in solidarity with their former party chief.

Not just Rahul Gandhi’s, Twitter India has blocked accounts of many senior Congress leaders including Ajay Maken, Manickam Tagore and more.

According to Congress, Twitter handles of AICC general secretary and former union minister Ajay Maken, party general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala, party MP Manickam Tagore, Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev, Assam in-charge and former Union minister Jitendra Singh Alwar have been locked.

Back on August 6, Twitter had taken down Rahul Gandhi’s tweet that revealed the identity of the relatives of a rape and murder victim in Delhi. The victim was a minor.

Congress leaders had been alleging that it has been done under pressure from the Central government.

The grand old party also confirmed that the Twitter handle of Rahul Gandhi has been temporarily suspended and that he will stay connected with people through other social media platforms and continue to raise the voice of people.


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