New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) party on Wednesday confirmed that party chief Mayawati has joined Twitter and that her official handle is @sushrimmayawati. This comes two weeks after a Twitter handle by the BSP supremo’s name appeared.

“This is to inform you that Bahujan Samaj Party national president, former UP Chief Minister and ex-MP, Ms Mayawati ji 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 statement issued by the BSP on Wednesday read.

Notably, Mayawati’s account was created in October 2018. However, the account was put to use in January 2019.

Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday welcomed Mayawati on Twitter and said, “Finally glad to see you here. Happy that you acknowledged and respected my request of joining Twitter during our meeting in Lucknow on 13th January. Warm Regards.”

On January 22, Mayawati said in a tweet, “Hello brothers and sisters. With due respect let me introduce myself to the Twitter family. This is my opening and inauguration. @sushrimayawati is my official twitter handle for all my future interactions, comments and updates. With warm regards. Thank you.”