Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account has been suspended permanently. The actress had tweeted about West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. After her tweet the account was suspended from the microblogging platform.
The actress had reacted to the violence that took place in Bengal following the Assembly Elections results announcement on Sunday. It is said that Kangana’s tweet violated the rules of the platform. The actress had demanded the president’s rule in the state after Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) won.
Kangana has already been trending on social media with netizens sharing their thoughts on the suspension of Kangana’s account. While one user wrote, “Breaking: Twitter has tested negative for Kangana Ranaut” while another wrote, “Breaking: Twitter on the verge of becoming safe once again. Twitter account of failed actress and Propaganda expert Ms Kangana Ranaut suspended by twitter for spreading rumours.”
The actress had, responding to a tweet by journalist-politician Swapan Dasgupta on the violence in Bengal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ‘tame’ Mamata Banerjee using his ‘virat roop’ from early 2000s.
“BJP won Assam and Puducherry. No violence reported. TMC won West Bengal. Hundreds of murders and #Bengalisburning but Modi is fascist and Mamata is a secular leader. Enough is enough #PresidentruleinBengal,” Kangana Ranaut had also said in a now-deleted tweet.
The ruling TMC has won 212 of the 292 seats where polling was held in eight phases in March and April. The BJP emerged as the main opposition party with 77 seats under its belt. Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will take oath as West Bengal Chief Minister for the third consecutive term on Wednesday, May 5.
She reacted in Instagram and told she had other platforms to raise her voice including her films. She said: “Twitter has only proved my point they are Americans and by birth a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person, they want to tell you what to think, speak or do.”
She added: “Fortunately, I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice including my own art in the form of cinema but my heart goes out to the people of this nation who have been tortured, enslaved and censored for thousands of years and still there is no end to the suffering.”