Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 13
The BJP on Friday mocked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over microblogging site Twitter blocking his account for allegedly violating rules.
The party’s youth wing leader Tejasvi Surya said the Congress leader “has been shown the door from the only place he was active and should now use the new social media rules and regulations formulated by the Narendra Modi government to get his Twitter account restored”.
Surya said the Congress leader was “crying hoarse and attacking the government” when it framed the new rules to “empower” social media platform users.
Now, he cannot “hide behind freedom of expression argument after he tweeted a picture of rape and murder victim’s family members” Surya said, calling his act “indecent, illegal and inhuman”.
Meanwhile, BJP general secretary Tarun Chugh said, “Disney prince Rahul Gandhi should not have disclosed the victim’s identity for his petty politics”.
“He should understand this is real-world not his Disney world,” Chugh said at a media conference to announce the programmes of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), BJP’s youth wing, on the Independence Day.
Congress and Gandhi have accused Twitter of being biased and interfering in the country’s political process by blocking his account, saying that it was “denying his millions of followers the right to an opinion” and terming it “an attack on the democratic structure of the country”.
Meanwhile, the BJYM will undertake the collective singing of the national anthem at 13,350 places across the country and organise a three-day ‘Yuva Sankalp Yatra’ from August 15 to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.
Surya said the yatra will comprise of a marathon and cycle rally of 75 km at 75 places and, cover a total distance of 12,755 km. Over 10 lakh BJYM workers are expected to attend the national anthem-singing programme at 7.50 am at 13,350 ‘mandals’, he said.
Both events are aimed at fostering a sense of patriotism and will be driven by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a ‘new India’ with participants taking a pledge to work to make a prosperous and inclusive India which will be a global leader in various fields by 2047, he said.