Actor Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account was permanently suspended on Tuesday, after she posted a controversial tweet related to the post-election result violence in Bengal. The actor’s account was suspended based on repeated violations of the micro-blogging site’s rules on “hateful conduct and abusive behaviour”.

Ranaut’s account was suspended based on the tweet she posted on Monday in which she asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use his “Viraat roop” from the early 2000s to “tame” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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Just a few hours after, Twitter permanently suspended the Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s account from their platform citing repeated violations, Koo’s co-founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna shared the post of the actress from February on the platform that Koo is like her own home while everything else is rented. He said that the actor was justified in saying that.

In the series of events, just after Radhakrishna shared Ranaut’s post, another co-founder of the homegrown app, Mayank Bidwatka said that Kangana can share her opinions on the platform ‘with pride’.

Why was Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account suspended?

Twitter removed Ranaut’s account after she posted a controversial tweet on the platform related to the violence that broke out in West Bengal following the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress’s victory in the state assembly elections. 

Twitter in a statement clarified the reason behind the suspension of the actor’s account and said, “We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behaviour that has the potential to lead to offline harm. The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules, specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy.”

This is not the first time that Kangana Ranaut has faced consequences for her tweets. In past, the actor has been criticised multiple times for her tweets and has also faced temporary restrictions on her account several times.