Twitterati's tough posers stump State BJP leaders

The BJP, arguably the most tech-savvy political party, organised an interaction with twitterati on Sunday in order to reach out to users of the microblogging site.

But its leaders ended up facing some embarrassing questions from the participants.
“There has been no response from your leaders to my queries on Twitter,” said Anand Vajpayee, a participant. “What is the use of the party leaders having Twitter accounts?” He then narrated how he had tweeted to former railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda on stinking toilets in a train in September but did not get any response.

Rajajinagar MLA, S Suresh Kumar, who chaired the meeting, could just express regret. It should not have happened. All queries from citizens should be answered immediately, he said. Nearly 400 people attended the event held at the R V Teachers’ College. Most of them were youth.

Pradeep, another participant, sought to know why the BJP has been trying to “please” the same media which had criticised it during the general elections. Another youth, who said he actively tweets on the BJP’s account, asked why the Narendra Modi government did not effectively counter the Congress accusation that it was a “U-turn sarkar.” All that Kumar could say was that he would bring the matter to the notice of the party high command.

Addressing the meeting later, Kumar, who is also the BJP’s spokesperson in the State, called on the participants to effectively use social media to make Karnataka “Congress-free”. “Modi became the prime minister only 190 days ago. Some people are asking what he has done so far. He has restored people’s confidence in the country. He has upheld the dignity of the nation at the global level,” he claimed.
DH News Service

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