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Archived or deleted? Tweets from official govt handles go ‘missing’ after Akhilesh Yadav’s loss in UP elections

The tweets from official Uttar Pradesh government handles are not to be found anywhere.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [Updated:14 Mar 2017, 4:10 PM IST]
Tweets from official govt handles go missing after Akhilesh
Tweets from official govt handles go missing after Akhilesh Yadav’s loss in UPPhoto:PTI

Three days after results of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections saw Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party face a humiliating defeat at the hands of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), the tweets from official state government handles are not to be found anywhere. 

While there are no tweets on the official handle of the Government of Uttar Pradesh (@UPGovt), purging of tweets on CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) is still underway. 

At the time of publishing, the last visible tweet on @CMOfficeUP twitter handle was from April 25, 2015.

India Tv - Tweets have been deleted from UP govt official twitter handleTweets have been deleted from UP govt official twitter handle

It is not yet clear if the tweets are being archived by the government or they have been simply deleted. 

India Tv - Tweets have been deleted from official twitter handle of UP CMOTweets have been deleted from official twitter handle of UP CMO

Twitteratis pointed out that deleting the tweets was against IT policy.

Today @CMOfficeUP and @UPGovt deleted tweets it should be archive, if deleted then its against IT policy whats reason and why deleted ?

In the recently concluded elections in Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party was decimated by the BJP. While the BJP won 312 seats in 403-member Assembly, SP won only in 47 constituencies. 

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