Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, whose verified account on Twitter was suspended over offensive and sexist remarks last week, on Monday returned to the micro-blogging site with a new handle. He says anti-nationals can’t stop his voice.
Twitter on May 23 suspended Abhijeet’s account over sexist and offensive remarks targeted at some women users, particularly JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid.
Abhijeet returned to the social media site under the handle @singerabhijeet, and he garnered over 2500 followers within a few hours.
In a video posted on his new account, Abhijeet says: “People are trying to suppress my voice. I am against those who try to speak against the nation and the Indian Army. This is my new Twitter account.
“Till the time my verified account is not active, please follow me on this Twitter account. All other accounts by my name are fake and are trying to malign my reputation.”
An accompanying post with the video read: “Vande Mataram. I am back. Anti-nationals can’t stop my voice, salute to Indian Army. This is my new Twitter account, rest are fake.”
The description of his account read “I am the best….I am the best”, lines from his popular song from the 2000 film “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani”.
In an interview with IANS last week, Abhijeet said: “Twitter is a platform for anti-nationals, anti-Indian Army, anti-Modi, anti-Hindu and for terrorist supporters. I would say all are Naxals, they should be punished severely. It’s jihadi Twitter.”