Days after the BJP swept the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, the official Twitter handle of the UP Government shows all past tweets made by the Samajwadi Party deleted from its timeline.
The sudden disappearance of all tweets from the handle came as a surprise to the many followers of the @UPGovt handle.
In fact, tweets were also removed from the UP News 360 handle, an initiative by UP government's Department of Information and Public Relations.
However, the Chief Minister's official handle @CMOfficeUP sent out a tweet saying it has not been deleting but in fact archiving the tweets.
The data have been archived and link to the archived data will be shared soon.— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) March 14, 2017
Needless to say, the many followers of SP on Twitter were not in favour of the development:
@CMOfficeUP सरकार बनते ही औकात दिखा दी तुम लोगों ने , मुख्यमंत्री जी के सभी ट्वीट डिलीट— Abdullah Khaŋ (@Abdullahkhansp) March 14, 2017
However, many expressed that they were looking forward to the new government:
@CMOfficeUP नयी सरकार नये मुख्यमंत्री नये अंदाज़ व नये विकास की नयी गथा के साथ नये ट्वीट होंगे ।— Harinarayan Singh (@HarinarayanSi14) March 14, 2017
@CMOfficeUP Waiting for new CM to join in. High expectation from new government.— Kamal Chandra Tiwari (@chandrakamal_17) March 14, 2017
@CMOfficeUP Ye CM Office ka official account hai... Samajwadi Party ka personal account nahi...😅 Education bahot jaruri hai UP mein😂😂— Saurabh Trivedi (@saurabh7755) March 16, 2017
The results of the elections were announced on March 11 when the incumbent Samajwadi Party was routed by BJP which polled 312 seats in the state.
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