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‘Trying To Bulldoze It’: Mamata Banerjee Condemns Centre's Efforts To 'Control' Twitter

Drawing a parallel, Mamata Banerjee said her government, too, was being meted out the same treatment by the Centre.

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‘Trying To Bulldoze It’: Mamata Banerjee Condemns Centre's Efforts To 'Control' Twitter
They can't control me, and that is why they are trying to bulldoze my government, too: Mamata Banerjee
‘Trying To Bulldoze It’: Mamata Banerjee Condemns Centre's Efforts To 'Control' Twitter
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2021-06-17T16:52:06+05:30

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has condemned the BJP-led union government over its "efforts to control" Twitter. She claimed that the Centre, having failed to influence the microblogging platform, is now trying to bulldoze it.

"I condemn it; they can't control Twitter, so they are trying to bulldoze it. They (Centre) are trying to do so with everyone they are unable to manage,” Banerjee said.

Drawing a parallel, Banerjee said her government, too, was being meted out the same treatment by the Centre. She said, “They can't control me, and that is why they are trying to bulldoze my government, too.”

The networking platform has lost its 'safe harbour' shield in India over non-compliance to IT rules and failure to appoint key personnel mandated under new guidelines.

It will now be liable for action under the Indian Penal Code for third party unlawful content.

Making light of BJP's allegations of continued political violence in the state, the chief minister said it was a saffron party "gimmick" and the claims made were completely "baseless".

"There is no political violence going on in the state right now. There may have been one or two sporadic incidents, but those can't be labelled as incidents of political violence," she added.

With PTI inputs

 


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