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Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account restored, says Congress

Rahul Gandhi's account was locked for sharing a photograph of the family of a minor who was allegedly raped and murdered in Delhi.

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New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account was restored by the social media platform on Friday, a week after it was locked, Congress sources said.

Rahul Gandhi’s account was locked for sharing a photograph of the family of a minor who was allegedly raped and murdered in Delhi.

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The Accounts of Rahul Gandhi, the Congress party, and several Congress leaders were blocked by Twitter.

In a scathing attack on the social media company on Friday, the former Congress president had called the move interference in Indian politics and accused Twitter of acting on the behest of the Narendra Modi government.

In a video statement titled “Twitter’s dangerous game” released on YouTube, the Congress leader alleged Twitter was not a neutral and objective platform and was “beholden to the government”.

The accounts of some other Congress leaders were also restored.

Party spokesperson Pawan Khera, whose account was also locked and restored on Saturday, slammed Twitter in a post.

“Why did you lock my account in the first place if you could just remove my post? I neither deleted the post nor appealed, why have you restored my account now? Whose pressure are/were you working under?”Khera said.

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