Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the titular head of Mysuru’s former royal family, filed a complaint with the cybercrime police against a fake Twitter account opened on his behalf.
The fake Twitter account, which has stunned social media users before, tweeted on February 4th that farmers are inciting controversial new farm laws. But Yaduveer, who explained that he does not have a Twitter account, told reporters in Mysuru on Saturday that it was the same account that tweeted on his behalf a few months ago. “Couldn’t follow last time,” he added, adding that this time Twitter was involved to ensure the fake account was deleted. The fake account disappeared by Saturday evening.
He said that in the last two or three years, fake accounts have been opened in his name on different social media platforms.
The same Twitter account conducted a poll in August 2020 to seek public opinion on Mr Yaduveer’s participation in politics. Mr. Yaduveer immediately took to Instagram to clarify that the account was fake.
Meanwhile, answering questions from reporters about his stance on farmers’ excitement, he said he did not find it appropriate to publicize the matter. However, he urged people to support India’s unity and expressed hope for the issue to be resolved early.