HYDERABAD: Asking party workers to utilise social media to expose the failures of the TRS government in the state, TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy said the TRS government has been pressurising mainstream media from exposing its failures.
Addressing a workshop on Social Media organised by Telangana Youth Congress on Monday, Uttam Kumar Reddy said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has been trying various means to prevent Congress leaders from getting deserved coverage in the mainstream media.
Therefore, Congress workers should concentrate on exploring the social media to spread the party’s message to the people.
Uttam Kumar Reddy said the number of smart phone users connected to Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are significantly higher in Telangana compared to other States. Therefore, Congress workers should not depend solely on mainstream media and use social media networking tools to expose the failures of TRS Government.
However, he advised them to crosscheck any information before sharing it on social media. He said besides sharing the news clippings of print media, video-clippings of speeches by senior leaders and Digital Posters, the Congress workers should share information related to difficulties being faced by people in their areas.
“Social media has a strong presence in Telangana and most of the users fall in the age group of 18-30 years. Therefore, the youth should be kept apprised of all developments of the state,” Uttam Kumar Reddy said.
He asked Congress workers to focus on developments in their localities and Assembly constituencies. He said that information compiled by the local workers would enable the party leadership at the state-level in making effective strategies to counter TRS.
The TPCC chief asked workers to connect with people at booth-level by forming various WhatsApp groups.
“The effective use of social media has changed the way politics work in India,” he said.