Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi questioned Twitter over the legal notice it had received from "Indian Law Enforcement" after the leader received a mail from the micro-blogging site claiming that Gandhi's account had violated certain laws.
He wrote, "Twitter advocates for free expression, but fails in deed. I am certain I have violated no law and that no law agency would have found anything offensive in my tweets. Twitter should clarify their basis for such correspondence. Shocked by their behaviour", attaching the screenshot of the mail he had received from Twitter.
"For too long now, Twitter has indulged in online bullying of our citizens for their diversity of political views to make us conform with their "woke" propaganda. It should stay a platform, not an ostracizing tribunal. This harassment of Indians will not fly with the law of the land", he added taking pot shots at the micro-blogging site.
The MP further said that he had checked with all possible avenues connected with the Indian law enforcement within the central government and found they had not sent any such request to Twitter.
"If Twitter really has received a complaint regarding my content, let it share the said legal notice & its provenance “in the interest of transparency”", he said.
This comes amid Twitter was asked to appear before a parliamentary panel to answer questions concerning ways to prevent misuse of the social media platform. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology (IT) has given a tough message to Twitter India and said that the microblogging platform must abide by the law of the country.
The sources said Twitter was grilled by members of the parliamentary panel members for "not following Indian rules" which entail the appointment of a chief compliance officer.