Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya is back on Twitter a week after the microblogging site suspended his account for “offensive tweets”, especially against women. The 58-year-old singer today posted a new video on his Twitter handle saying that he was against anti-national elements. Bhattacharya tweeted: This is my new Twitter account. Till the time my verified account is not active please follow me on this
Twitter account. All other accounts by my name are fake and are trying to malign my reputation.
— Abhijeet (@singerabhijeet) May 29, 2017
Bhattacharya’s Twitter account was suspended over his offensive tweets against JNU student leader Shehla Rashid. The singer had re-tweeted an offensive tweet and in another tweet insulted a woman on Twitter after she called him out over his behaviour, according to the Indian Express. It is not clear if the decision taken by Twitter is permanent or temporary.
According to another Indian Express report, after his account was suspended the singer stated that Twitter was anti-national and that the site was against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As per an Indian Express report, the playback singer has also posted offensive tweets in the past. Bhattacharya has faced people’s anger over the microblogging site, over an offensive tweet against a woman journalist, Swati Chaturvedi. The journalist had filed a police complaint against him in July last year after which the singer had been arrested.