Focus on new-age poll strategies: JD(S) Karnataka president HD Kumaraswamy to candidates

JD(S) state president HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday exhorted his first batch of 126 candidates to focus on new-age election strategies.

Published: 22nd February 2018 05:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2018 05:41 AM   |  A+A-

HD Kumaraswamy.

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: JD(S) state president HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday exhorted his first batch of 126 candidates to focus on new-age election strategies.In a closed-door strategy session, second in the series after the first list of JD(S) candidates was made public, Kumaraswamy urged the tech-shy candidates to utilise social media as part of their election strategy. Kumaraswamy left the candidates impressed explaining how new age media now took centre stage in electioneering.

Kumaraswamy later told media persons that the party was incorporating new media in its election campaign and was engaging 100 LED vehicles. These vehicles besides highlighting the message that JD(S) as the only alternative to BJP and Congress party will be visiting all assembly constituencies.Kumaraswamy agreed that there was a backlash to their decision in fielding new faces in three to four assembly constituencies. These rebels will not pose a big problem. However their (rebels) antics to force us on having a change of heart will not yield any results, he said.

After a nearly five-hour-long wait, Kannada film director and BJP leader S Mahendar was formally inducted into the party fold by Kumaraswamy at the party headquarters, Jaya Prakash Bhavan, on Wednesday.Later, Kumaraswamy inaugurated a free mobile health care service for public, 'Kumara Raksha', at the party's headquarters.


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