BENGALURU: With BJP and JD(S) well set on their course to rock the cyber space ahead of the 2018 Assembly election in the state, the state Congress leadership is waking up to catch up with its rivals.
Preparing to exploit every media to reach out to the masses, state Congress is set to revive its social media wing which has remained defunct after the 2013 Legislative Assembly election. The party had then opened its poll war room at Ali Askar.
Efforts are on now to set up a similar poll war room ahead of the 2018 Assembly election to tap the social media for campaigning.
According to Congress sources, search is on for a suitable building to set up the war room in Cunningham Road or Queen’s Road area. Party leaders B L Shankar, B K Chandrashekar and V R Sudarshan will oversee its functioning.
The party’s social media team will be ready in a month. The party has plans to make maximum use of social media to convey the achievements of the state government and counter the campaign of the opposition parties, KPCC president G Parameshwara said.
The social media wing will have a dedicated team of about 20 tech savvy youngsters. Apart from this team, many techies with pro-Congress ideological leaning will also chip in.
Cong meeting to iron out differences
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Parameshwara are likely to chair one more meeting with party leaders from Belagavi, Hassan, Ramanagara, Tumakuru, Ballari, Kalaburagi, Mandya and Kolar on June 26 to iron out the differences in these district units of the party.
AICC General Secretary in-charge of party affairs in Karnataka K C Venugopal had recently camped in Bengaluru for five days and met the party rank and file from all the 30 districts as part of his initiative to galvanise the party.
He had instructed Parameshwara and Siddaramaiah to hold one more round of meeting with leaders of the districts where the party is facing internal differences.