Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account suspended permanently after controversial post
New Delhi: Actor Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account has been permanently suspended after a controversial tweet related to the post-election result of violence in Bengal.
The actor's account repeatedly violated Twitter policy on "hateful conduct and abusive behavior", the social media site said today. In the tweet that appears to have spurred this action, the actor seems to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "tame" Mamata Banerjee using his "Virat Roop" from "early 2000s" in Bengal.
She was reacting to a tweet by journalist-BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta on the violence in Bengal since election results were announced on Sunday.
Kangana Ranaut's tweet sparked outrage and calls for action against the strident actor, whose timeline is filled with vitriolic posts. "We've been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm. The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy," a Twitter spokesperson said, adding that the rules were applied judiciously and impartially to all.