A senior journalist today claimed the outgoing Akhilesh Yadav administration has deleted tweets from the two official Uttar Pradesh government handles, @CMOfficeUP and @UPGovt.
"Today @CMOfficeUP and @UPGovt deleted tweets it should be archive, if deleted then its against IT policy whats reason and why deleted? (sic)," asked Brajesh Misra, who is the Editor-in-Chief of UP-based National Voice channel.
- Brajesh Misra (@brajeshlive) 14 March 2017
India Today Online checked the two handles to find that the last tweet on @CMOfficeUP, the official Twitter handle of the Office of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, was from November 19, 2015. On the @UPGovt handle, it was September 7, 2014.
There has been no response from the Uttar Pradesh administration on the tweets that have suddenly disappeared from their timelines.
In the just-concluded Uttar Pradesh election, Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party in alliance with the Congress suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the BJP, which has won a historic three-fourth majority in the state.