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In complying with the Election Commission’s order to strip him of political office, X said he did not agree with this action.

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The Election Commission had asked X to remove some of his posts on April 2 and 3, citing violations of the Model Code of Conduct. This includes the ranks of YSR Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, N Chandrababu Naidu and BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Samrat Chaudhary.

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According to the report, X’s Global Governance Affairs team said that “the Election Commission has ordered the removal of political positions shared by elected leaders, political parties and candidates” in order to comply with this order. We have decided to ban these posts until after the election. However, we do not agree with this action. and believe that freedom of expression should apply equally to these political posts and messages.’

It is learned that the Election Commission issued orders to X on April 2 and 3 to delete these posts. and called these posts a violation of the Model Code of Conduct. Among the posts directed by the commission to be removed are those of YSR Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, N Chandrababu Naidu and Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Samrat Chaudhary.

The Election Commission referred to Article 2 of Part 1 of the Model Code of Conduct behind the order. It prohibits political parties and candidates from criticizing political parties regarding the private lives of leaders or workers of other parties. Targeting should be avoided other than baseless ‘unsubstantiated accusations or distorted statements’. The order also prohibits such conduct.

The commission also issued recommendations to all political parties in this regard last month. Similar claims have been made against political officials.

Now, X says it is publishing an order to remove these posts. This was done ‘in the interest of transparency’ and concerned users were informed as well. “We also request the Election Commission to release an order regarding all deleted posts,” X added.

In an email to It requires them to promptly respond to legal requests from the Election Commission. and prevent misuse of the platform need to stop

In early February, X said the government had asked it to remove certain accounts and posts. After that, the post would no longer be visible in India. Even so, X said he did not agree with the government’s move. But will follow their orders.

In compliance with the order, X said, “We will block all these accounts and posts only in India.” However, we do not agree with these measures. and believes that freedom of expression should be exercised as well

X added that legal restrictions prevented X from publishing the Indian government’s orders. Even if the website believes it should be published. It did not specify what restrictions there were.

It is worth noting that the post comes amid nationwide concern when more than a dozen X accounts, which served as official pages of farmers’ organizations and unions ahead of the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protests, were blocked in India.

It is worth noting that in an interview with the BBC in April last year, Musk said that he would abide by the blocking order issued by the Indian government. Instead of facing the situation of sending Twitter employees to jail.

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