Congress to appoint 50,0000 social media coordinators ahead of Panchayat polls in Telangana

As social media is playing an active role in moulding people’s opinion, the Congress has decided to appoint 50,000 social media coordinators from booth-level to the state-level.

Published: 04th December 2017 02:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2017 09:28 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: As social media is playing an active role in moulding people’s opinion, the Congress has decided to appoint 50,000 social media coordinators from booth-level to the state-level. The party also decided to form WhatsApp groups in all 31,656 polling booths across the State.

In accordance with AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s directive, TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy asked his party leaders to ensure that party units in each mandal and district across the State become active on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube henceforth.

“All the 50,000 social media coordinators, who are being appointed, should use social media appropriately to expose TRS government’s failure. The social media network would be highly useful in all the polls including the coming Panchayat elections,” the TPCC chief told his party men, during a meeting organised at Gandhi Bhavan here on Sunday. While addressing the party leaders in the meeting, Uttam directed the party workers to get ready for next Panchayat elections.

He said that the coming Panchayat elections in the State would be highly crucial for the party as they precede the general elections. “All Congress workers and leaders should actively work to strengthen the party at booth-level as Panchayat polls are very crucial for our party’s electoral future,” the TPCC chief said.

Uttam also asked Congress leaders to visit market yards in their districts to check whether farmers were being paid Minimum Support Price and remunerative prices for their produce.

Besides TPCC vice president Mallu Ravi, chief spokesperson Dasoju Sravan, former minister P Sabitha Indira Reddy and Kisan Cell chairman Kodandareddy, the meeting was also attended by MLAs J Geetha Reddy, Rammohan Reddy, N Padmavathi Reddy and Ch Vamsichand Reddy and others.

‘Panchayat polls should be held through ballot papers’

Expressing concern over reports of tampering of EVMs in recently held elections, Uttam Kumar Reddy demanded that Panchayat polls should be held through ballot papers

The TPCC chief announced that Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s birthday on Dec 9 will be celebrated as Thanksgiving Day for granting statehood for TS

He directed party leaders to gather information regarding non-clearance of interest on waived-off crop loans by the State government. He asked them to collect information from their respective districts in next two days by meeting farmers. They should fill information in a specially designed form and pass on the information to the TPCC

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