A few hours after singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya made a comeback on Twitter with a new unverified account @singerabhijeet, his account was suspended by the social media website. The reason of this suspension is not clear as of now.
On Monday, Abhijeet Bhattacharya returned to Twitter with a new unverified account and confirmed its authenticity by posting a video in which he said that his voice is being curbed by some people.
In his first tweet from the new account, he saluted the Indian Army, said that he is back and no one can stop his voice. The singer also said that all other accounts by his name were fake and an attempt to malign his reputation. Bhattacharya said that those who want to follow him can do so on the new account till his original account is activated.
Last Tuesday, the official Twitter account of playback singer, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, was suspended after it was reported for use of “inappropriate” and “insulting” language for women including Shehla Rashid, former vice-president of JNU student union.
This suspension was, however, criticized by many people for it violated the freedom of expression. Also, there are many other Twitter users who make offensive remarks but Abhijeet was the only target of account suspension.
Speaking to ANI about his expressions and tweets, Abhijeet Bhattacharya says
I am actually dividing the country- between nationals and anti-nationals. Atleast I am doing one good thing by uniting the nationalists. The anti-nationals are not liking it and hence forming a group against us. Its irony, I have become a big issue in this country. Who am I? I am no one; I am just a singer and a patriot. We cannot do what the army does. All we can do is encourage them with our words and attacking the anti-nationals with our words. That is what I do.
As per another report by ANI, Bhattacharya has accused Karan Johar, the Khans and the Bhatts for suspension of his Twitter account saying that Twitter is obliged to them and that they brought Pakistani artists to India.
Further in his interview, commenting on the suspension of his Twitter account for the second time, the singer says,
I feel bad for Twitter. RIP Twitter. Twitter now is filled with people who question our soldiers, Indian army, our elected leaders and people like Major Gogoi, who support the naxals, speak for Pakistan and who say Kashmir is not a part of India. So, I feel whatever happens is for good. I think I am not of their level. I don’t need Twitter. If it calls me back, then I will be there and will continue lashing the anti-nationals. I don’t need any kind of political or other support. I have the people of this nation with me.