NEW DELHI, April 18 -- Twitter has started taking down tweets of politicians like Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, union minister Giriraj Singh, Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Bharatiya Janata Party's IT cell head Amit Malviya, among others, as they violate the model code of conduct in force during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

According to an Election Commission (EC) official, the EC had directed the microblogging platform to take down some tweets that do not conform to the model code. "Twitter has informed us that action has been taken," the official said.

Two tweets dated April 5 have been withheld in response to legal demands as per Adityanath's Twitter timeline. Adityanath's tweets referred to the M...