The new Twitter handle will be Adityanath’s personal account.
Yogi's new Twitter account confused his followers as he already had a verified account - @yogi_adityanath.
BJP’s official Twitter handle also clarified about the change in CM’s personal Twitter account. Adityanth’s old handle had around 2.39 lakh followers. The account was verified soon after Adityanath took oath on March 19.
Please take note of the change in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mahant Yogi Adityanath's Twitter account : @myogiadityanath.— BJP (@BJP4India) March 22, 2017
According to political experts, the decision to change Twitter handle may be a first step to change his image as strident Hindu nationalist leader. Many Twitter users have said that few controversial tweets were posted on Yogi Adityanath's old twitter handle page.
Twitter gives a message that the account has been suspended when someone tries to open Yogi's old Twitter handle.
Yogi Adityanath took oath as Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh on March 19. The BJP and its allies have won 324 seats in the assembly of 403 members in Uttar Pradesh.