Mayawati Drops 'Sushri' From Her Twitter Handle After Criticism

When former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati made her debut on Twitter earlier this month, she used the handle @SushriMayawati.

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Mayawati Drops 'Sushri' From Her Twitter Handle After Criticism

"My Twitter account opened as @SushriMayawati but now it is @Mayawati," Mayawati posted (File Photo)


Lucknow: 

After she came in for a lot of flak from social media users for using ''Sushri'' in her Twitter handle, BSP Chief Mayawati Wednesday dropped the title from her user name on the micro blogging platform.

When the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister made her debut on Twitter earlier this month, she used the handle @SushriMayawati.

''Sushri'' is a title used before the name of a woman to expresses respect and reverence. She was criticised by several social media users for using the title in her handle with some alleging she was eulogising herself.

"My twitter account opened as @SushriMayawati but now it is @Mayawati," she posted on Wednesday.

She joined Twitter for the "first time" on February 6 to interact with the media and masses.

"This to inform you BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party) national president, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and ex-MP Mayawatiji has for the first time decided to join Twitter for speedy interaction with media and masses, besides expressing her views on various issues of national and political importance through Twitter," a release posted on Mayawati''s old Twitter handle @SushriMayawati had said.

She has 84.4K followers as of Wednesday evening.

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