Block Congress twitter account, says Court due to copyright violations

MRT Music Company launched a copyright lawsuit against three Congressmen, including Rahul Gandhi, for allegedly using KGF-2 music improperly at the Bharat Jodo Yatra.


After a music company filed a copyright action against the Congress for playing a song from the movie KGF-2 at the Bharat Jodo Yatra headed by Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, a court in Bengaluru ordered the temporary shutdown of the party’s Twitter account.

A complaint was made against three Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, by M Naveen Kumar, the manager of MRT music, for allegedly violating copyright laws by using music from the Kannada film KGF-2 during the Bharat Jodo (unite India) yatra, which travelled through Karnataka last month before moving to neighbouring Telangana.

The Twitter handle for the Bharat Jodo Yatra campaign was also temporarily blocked by the court.

The manager of the music company said that KGF-2 songs were used in the Bharat Jodo Yatra campaign videos.

The music label said Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted two yatra videos that featured well-known songs from KGF-2 without authorization in a first information report, or FIR, filed with the police in Bengaluru’s Yashwanthpur, according to news agency Press Trust of India.