BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said that he would consider taking legal action against Twitter for removing the blue tick from the account held by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu if his friend ‘of nearly 50 years’ approached him for help.
One Twitter user asked Swamy, “#Twitter suspend/ restore Blue Tick Of VP #VenkaiahNaidu Ac. It’s “Contempt of Constitution” &”Rarest among Rare offense”. Requesting @Swamy39 to haul up #twitter in court.”
Swamy replied, “If my good friend of nearly 50 years asks me to sue Twitter, But already Twitter has restored the blue tick. Why not ask a Minister such as Prakash Jawdekar (six)?”
If my good friend of nearly 50 years asks me to sue Twitter, But already Twitter has restored the blue tick. Why not ask a Minister such as Prakash Jawdekar?
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 5, 2021
Twitter had courted controversy by removing the verified status of Naidu and a host of RSS leaders including its chief Mohan Bhagwat and his colleagues namely Suresh Soni, Arun Kumar, Suresh Joshi and Krishna Kumar.
Twitter had later restored the blue ticks of all the accounts, but not until the Indian government served the social media giant with ‘one last notice’ on the non-compliance with the new IT Act.