Cong slams BJP govt over Jack Dorsey’s remarks


New Delhi, June 13 (UNI) The Congress on Tuesday slammed the BJP-led government over former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s remarks saying Opposition voices are regularly “suppressed” under the ruling dispensation.

“Yesterday, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claimed when the farmers’ agitation was happening in India against the three farmer laws, the (Narendra) Modi government ‘pressurised’ Twitter to block accounts that were showing farmers’ protest, otherwise they would be raided and Twitter would be shut down in India.The idea was to ‘suppress’ the farmers’ agitation and send out a message anybody standing with them, will be suppressed,” said Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate at a press conference at the party headquarters.

On BJP refuting Dorsey’s allegation, she said,”I was not expecting the government to say anything else. There is no other defence other than saying Dorse is lying . The government has a lot to gain through lying.””What is the PM so scared about ? Anybody exposing the government and asking uncomfortable questions will be raided, pressurised and humiliated. It is evidently clear that Opposition voices are regularly ‘suppressed’ at the behest of the Modi government,” Shrinate said.

The Opposition parties including Congress have been accusing the ruling of ‘misusing’ the Central probe agencies.

She added, “In August 2021, the twitter account of Rahul Gandhi ji was blocked. From August 2021 to February 2022, for six months, there was no subscriber growth in his account. It was only when a media outlet highlighted it. Suddenly, his subscribers saw multiple growth. This happened at the behest of the Modi government.”

“They also hatched a conspiracy to oust him from the Parliament,” Shrinate said in an apparent reference to Rahul’s disqualification from Lok Sabha as a member.



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