KAMAREDDY : AT a time when social media is influencing people, Telangana Joint Action Committee leaders and activists are planning to utilise it to popularise their activities with live updates.
TJAC started its fourth phase Amaraveerula Spoorthi Yatra and faced obstructions from police and TRS cadre in the erstwhile Nizamabad district on Friday. After entering the district at Baswapur village, from which local MLA and Government Whip G Govardhan hails, the Yatra faced obstructions.
At that time TJAC cadre used their smart phones to log into Facebook and started live coverage. Everyone using their phones captured visuals and described the situation with comments along with comparing the present situation with incidents from TS movement’s time.
TJAC activists are using Facebook live option with strong criticism against Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his family members on several issues. A TJAC activist told Express that everyone has a separate group and more than 5,000 people share their posts through facebook and this will help them popularise Samajika Telangana slogan, the ultimate aim of TJAC. Some activists said traditional media only provides place to a few leaders to express their views on organisational activities. But Facebook and Whatsapp helps them to convey their opinion even to the illiterates on several issues.
Meanwhile, TJAC representatives used its chairman M Kodandaram’s phone for live coverage but it was misplaced during the Yatra. TJAC activists noticed that the phone was missing at Bhiknoor police station but they did not lodge a complaint.TJAC leaders said the phone is missing regularly after live coverage in organisational activities. “After internal inquiries we will lodge a complaint on this issue,” a leader said.