Congress employee GV Sri Raj’s ‘novel’ protest towards Twitter for blocking the celebration and Rahul Gandhi’s official deal with has kicked up a storm in Andhra Pradesh, with the celebration handing him a suspension letter for “tarnishing” its picture.

Sri Raj, son of former Andhra Pradesh MP GV Harsha Kumar, and others fried a lifeless quail that they christened the “Twitter bird” and the headed to the publish workplace to ship the parcel to the Twitter head workplace in India, the News Minute reported.

In the video, Sri Raj had stated, “We are frying the Twitter bird on behalf of the Congress party. You, Twitter bird, have done a mistake by blocking Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account and not promoting our tweets. So, we are frying this and sending it to the headquarters in Delhi.” On the way in which, Sri Raj and his mates had been seen biting into the fried quail.

The dramatic protest, nonetheless, upset the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), which alleged that the nationwide management of the celebration was not pleased with the event.

As the video went viral, Sri Raj stated he was anticipating a show-cause discover, hoping to elucidate his motion. Instead, he obtained a suspension letter from APCC on August 20.

“Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee suspends GV Sri Raj from party’s primary membership for becoming disrespectful to the prestige of party and Rahul Gandhi and tarnishing the image of Congress party.” The suspension letter additionally claimed that Sri Raj had “tortured a bird in the name of Twitter bird and publicly fried it in oil.”

Justifying his actions, Sri Raj instructed The News Minute that he had used a lifeless quail hen and never a dwell one as was being alleged. He additionally claimed there was a conspiracy to malign him.

Responding to the suspension, Sri Raj wrote in a press release, “My recent protest against the biased and wrongful actions of suspending the Twitter account handle of Rahul Gandhi ji was misconstrued by the party and I was wrongfully suspended from the party even though my actions did not mean any ill-will and were purely intended to bring to light the high-handed actions of Twitter that was merely acting as a puppet of BJP.”

Sri Raj additionally defined the quail hen was simply obtainable and was an area delicacy. “I have not breached any existing laws nor have I promoted any form of animal cruelty or violence through my protest. I have purchased a legally consumable quail bird from a local market and endorsed the same to be “Twitter Bird” to attract the eye of the general public and Twitter authorities concerning the illegal act of spending the account of Rahul Gandhi ji,” he stated.

“‘The act of cooking the quail bird in oil was a sign of protest and did not incite any violence or intend any animal cruelty, in any manner. A cooked/ fried quail bird is a staple dish in Andhra Pradesh and several other parts of the country as well,” he added within the assertion.

Sri Raj additionally despatched a video recording to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, saying he felt “very disappointed and humiliated”. “Kindly see the full video. If you feel that I am at fault, then I will welcome the decision.”

Twitter had suspended Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s official deal with for sharing an image of the household of the nine-year-old woman in Delhi, who was raped and murdered. The official accounts of the celebration and a number of other Congress leaders had been additionally blocked for sharing the pictures, which led to criticisms on social media. The firm, which later restored the account, had stated the posts had been in violation of the corporate insurance policies and Indian legal guidelines.


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