New Delhi, June 17: Amid the ongoing Twitter controversy, Indian homegrown Micro-blogging app Koo has launched its app services in Assamese Langauge. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the services in his home state, saying this would enable the people of the state to voice their thoughts and opinions in their mother tongue.
Joining the desi microblogging app, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote, "I am delighted that Koo App has launched the Assamese language on Koo with me joining the platform. The app is enabling the people of Assam to voice their thoughts and opinions in their mother tongue. Looking forward to engaging with people on the Koo app. I will be Kooing my opinions, announcements, and many more updates here. I wish Koo the very best in their future endeavors."
Koo Co-Founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna said that they are happy to have the Chief Minister on the platform. "We are even more excited that the first Koo in Assamese is his (CM) and that he has launched the Assamese language on Koo." He hoped that the people of Assam would love to interact with him and each other on Koo and exchange thoughts around various topics.
Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, Law & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Members of Parliament Tejasvi Surya and Shobha Karandlaje, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Isha Foundation’s Jaggi Vasudev, former cricketers Javagal Srinath and Anil Kumble are among the politicians, ministers, and celebrities to have joined the app.
The Koo app was launched in early 2020, and it was co-founded by entrepreneurs Aprameya Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidwatka. The micro-blogging platform is available in multiple Indian languages with people from across different regions expressing themselves in their mother tongue. Koo provides a stage for the voices of Indians who prefer Indian languages.
This has come at a time when the Centre is embroiled in a kerfuffle with microblogging site Twitter over non-compliance with IT rules. Yesterday, Twitter also has lost legal immunity in India. The platform will now be liable for action under the Indian Penal Code for third-party unlawful content.