By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru Twitter has blocked Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Chaudhary Sukhram Singh Yadav's account in India, in what is among the highest-profile blockings undertaken by the social media platform in the country so far, MediaNama has learnt. "@MPSukhram's account has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand," Twitter says to users accessing the page from India. From other countries, Yadav's tweets appear normally. We have reached out to Twitter for comment. [caption id="attachment_129431" align="aligncenter" width="594"] Yadav's Twitter account, when accessed from India.[/caption] Yadav, a member of the Samajwadi Party, confirmed that the account (which is not verified with a blue check mark by Twitter) is his official Twitter handle. Yadav's team confirmed to MediaNama that they are able to post tweets, but not view them. Starting Wednesday, tweets from Yadav's account had received no likes, retweets or replies, indicating that the account was withheld for Indian users as recently as a day ago. Read more: MEITY Holds Meeting With Twitter Execs, Doesn’t Say It Demanded Remaining Accounts Be Blocked [caption id="attachment_129433" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Yadav's account is able to send tweets, but tweets remain invisible in India, even to his team controlling the account. Source: MP Sukhram Singh Yadav[/caption] Yadav, 69, has been in electoral politics for at least 28 years, and was elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament, in 2016. On being asked what he thought about his account being blocked within the country, Chaudhary…
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