Launching a scathing attack, the former Congress chief said, "By shutting down my twitter they are interfering in our political process. A company is making its business to define our politics and as a politician I don't like that." "This is an attack on the democratic structure of the country," he said in a video statement released on YouTube titled "Twitter's Dangerous Game".
"As Indians we have to ask the question - are we going to allow companies, just because they are beholden to the government of India, to define our politics for us? Is that what it is going to come to? Or are we going to define our politics on our own?"
The Twitter handles of Rahul and many other Congress leaders have been locked over a post sharing photographs that showed the Congress leader interacting with the family of the 9-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and killed in Delhi last week. Meanwhile, several Congress leaders have changed the name and photo on their Twitter handles to Rahul Gandhi's in a show of support for the party leader.