Mumbai: Sonu Nigam, the Indian playback singer, on Wednesday announced he will quit the microblogging site Twitter and has urged all “logical and sensible patriots” to do the same, after the removal of singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s micro-blogging account.
Sonu Nigam tweeted in his account “I quit Twitter today in defiance of this one sided sham”.
He said: “One could disagree with Abhijeetda’s language but isn’t Shehla’s accusation that BJP has a sex racket, provocation enough to supporters?”
“If his account is deleted, why not her? And the other morons who hurl… abuses to every achiever?” he asked.
Twitter on Tuesday suspended the account of Abhijeet over sexist and offensive remarks, which stirred up a storm online.
In a series of tweets, Abhijeet abused some women users, particularly JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid, following which Twitter took the action.
When Shehla openly discussed about sex scandals involving BJP leaders, she was “abused by Abhijeet and hundreds of Sanghi trolls”.
In reply to her statement, Abhijeet had tweeted: “There is a rumour she took money in advance for two hours and didn’t satisfy the client. Big racket.”