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Abide by the rules of the country: Vaishnav on Twitter not adhering to IT rules

PTI New Delhi | Updated on July 08, 2021

Information and Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnav   -  BusinessLine

He took oath as the new Information and Technology Minister on Wednesday.

All those who live and work in India will have to abide by the rules of the country, newly sworn-in Information and Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said on Thursday.

Vaishnav talked to reporters after meeting BJP general secretary (Organisation) B L Santhosh at the party office here.

On a question that Twitter was not adhering to IT rules, he said whosoever lives and works in India will have to abide by the country’s rules.

Read also: No ‘safe harbour’ as Twitter in breach of IT Rules, Centre tells Delhi HC

Vaishnav, the MP from Odisha, on Wednesday took oath as the Cabinet Minister and was given the charge of Railways along with the Information and Technology Ministry.

He said was thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving him the responsibility.

He said his focus would be on improving the lives of the last man standing in the queue.

While speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Vaishnav had raised the issue of cyber bullying of Karnataka-based Rashmi Samant's resignation from the position of Oxford Student Union President in the United Kingdom and described it as a serious case of racism.

Published on July 08, 2021

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