Quitting Twitter, says Sonu Nigam after Abhijeet’s account suspended

Singer Sonu Nigam on Wednesday announced he will quit Twitter and has urged all “logical and sensible patriots” to do the same, following the suspension of singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s micro-blogging account.

“I quit Twitter today in defiance of this one sided sham,” Sonu Nigam tweeted.

He said: “One could disagree with Abhijeetda’s language but isn’t Shehla’s accusation that BJP has a sex racket, provocation enough to supporters?”

“If his account is deleted, why not her? And the other morons who hurl… abuses to every achiever?” he asked.

Twitter on Tuesday suspended the account of Abhijeet over sexist and offensive remarks, which stirred up a storm online.

In a series of tweets, Abhijeet abused some women users, particularly JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid, following which Twitter took the action.

When Shehla openly discussed about sex scandals involving BJP leaders, she was “abused by Abhijeet and hundreds of Sanghi trolls”.

In reply to her statement, Abhijeet had tweeted: “There is a rumour she took money in advance for two hours and didn’t satisfy the client. Big racket.”

Social media users should be prepared to face abuse: Amitabh Bachchan

However, he declined to comment on the controversy over Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur

(Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Shroff along with Amit Sadh, Rohini Hattangadi, Yami Gautam and Ram Gopal Verma during the trailer launch of Sarkar 3, in Mumbai )

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is an active blogger and uses different social networking platforms to connect with his fans, said that he is often trolled on this media and he is used to it.

“If you are on social media, you should be prepared for abuse,” he said at the trailer launch of “Sarkar 3” on Wednesday, in response to a query if expressing oneself on social media platforms is a challenge nowadays.

“And I enjoy it,” he quipped.

However, the megastar declined to comment on the controversy over Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur.

“What I feel about the situation is completely my personal opinion. But if I disclose, it will become public,” he said.

At the professional front, the 73-year-old actor will be seen reprising the role of Subhash Nagre in Ram Gopal Varma’s “Sarkar 3”, which also stars Manoj Bajpayee, Jackie Shroff, Amit Sadh and Yami Gautam. The film is all set to release on April 7.

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