Twitter on Saturday restored the blue verification badge of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s personal account, hours after removing it. The micro-blogging site also restored the verification badge of other key functionaries of the Sangh including Krishna Gopal.
The blue verification badge on Twitter denotes that the account of a person or an organisation is authentic. Twitter has said the badge is removed if an account becomes inactive.
Mohan Bhagwat’s Twitter handle has over 215,400 followers and he only follows the official profile of the RSS. Bhagwat has not posted any tweets/retweets or shared any photos or videos yet.
Earlier on Saturday, sources in the RSS told news agency ANI that for the past several days, Twitter had removed the verification badge from the accounts of famous Sangh leaders including Arun Kumar, former general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi, and former leader Suresh Soni, which got verified in 2019.