Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya on Monday returned to Twitter a week after his account was suspended for offensive tweets especially against women. But his re-entry into the micro-blogging platform was short-lived as Twitter once again suspended his account.
Twitter suspends singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s account for the second time pic.twitter.com/aUnNUuQywp— ANI (@ANI_news) May 29, 2017
Abhijeet had rejoined with the account name @singerabhijeet and had posted a video. He wrote “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.”
He also said that all the other accounts in his name are fake which were trying to malign his reputation. But barely hours after he became active, his new account was suspended.
Abhijeet’s account was earlier suspended after social media users accused the 58-year-old singer of using ‘inappropriate’ and ‘insulting’ language.
The singer had also received flak on the social media site for a series of inflammatory tweets against journalist Swati Chaturvedi, who had registered a police complaint against him last year in July.
The complaint led to his arrest. On being released on bail, the singer reportedly broke into tears.
The regret didn’t last long, for the defiant singer later said he would repeat his words if he wished to.
On May 22, Abhijeet spewed venom at some women on social media, including JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid, which prompted netizens to lodge a complaint with Twitter.
(Feature image source: PTI)