ITDC INDIA EPRESS/ ITDC NEWS Actress and former Bigg Boss contestant Payal Rohatgi’s Twitter account was suspended on Wednesday.
Rohatgi who describes herself as a ‘proud Hindu’ and patriot in her social media bio has often triggered controversies with her posts. Rohatgi shared a video in Instagram, in which she spoke about her account being suspended. She said that that her Twitter account was suspended without warning her or giving her a reason.
In another video, she said she has received information that Salman Khan and his team were allegedly involved in getting her Twitter account banned. She had recently slammed the actor's silence over Sushant Singh Rajput's death. In the video shared on Wednesday, Rohatgi also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring an Indian alternative Indian to Twitter, so that freedom of expression won't be stifled.
She said that it is upto her fans to figure out why Twitter India has taken the step. Her fans have been trending #BringBackPayal on Twitter, and have called suspension of her account ‘an attack on freedom of speech’.
“Neither do I abuse people nor do I use any wrong word for anyone. I obviously attempt to share facts, but this effort of mine has been projected in a bad light by liberals and people who are extremists, who control Twitter,” she said in the video.
Her account was recently suspended after she courted controversy with her tweets against Safoora Zargar. Rohatgi had also slammed actress Swara Bhasker and questioned why her account was not suspended after her remarks against Yogi Adityanath.
Last year, Rohatgi had criticised Swara and Richa Chadha for their open stand against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.