Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter account suspended

For violating Twitter rules, singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter account is suspended. He is known for posting abusive and offensive tweets in various occasions. Off late, the singer has posted cheap remark on women including JNU student Shehla Rashid and following which the strict action was taken.

On Tuesday, the micro-blogging site Twitter suspended his account after the singer posted a series of 'offensive tweets', especially against women.

On May 22, Abhijeet Bhattacharya reportedly abused some women on Twitter, including JNU student activist Shehla Rashid, after which a complaint was filed.

"There is rumour she took money for two hours and didn't satisfy the client... Big racket," he tweeted about the JNU student.

After the singer's account was suspended by Twitter, Shehla Rashid thanked everyone for their support. She wrote: "Sincere thanks to everyone for the support. Abhijeet had to delete his tweet. His Twitter account has also been suspended."

Abhijeet Bhattacharya told PTI that author Arundhati Roy and people supporting JNU were behind the suspension of his account. ""Yes, I just saw it. They are trying to block Paresh Rawal also. All Arundhati and JNU group behind this after Paresh Rawal and I tweeted against Arundhati for her anti-India stand," he said.

When the singer was asked whether if he would try to restore his Twitter account, Abhijeet told PTI, "I (don't) care a damn... entire nation is with me."

After his Twitter account was suspended, several Twitter users have extended their support for the singer and questioned the micro-blogging site for its biased move and following which #IStandWithAbhijeet started trending on Twitter.

Abhijeet is a popular Bollywood playback singer and is known for lending his voice to many hit chartbuster songs. Began his Bollywood career with the film, ‘Baaghi’ in 1990, he sang song in around 18 languages.

He has lend his voice to well known Bollywood stars including Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar.