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Narendra Modi urges BJP to make most of social media

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 - 2:27pm IST | Place: Gandhinagar | Agency: dna

Chief minister Narendra Modi exhorted cadres to make maximum use of the social media as well as the media to ensure victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

Modi was addressing top state media cell conveners along with Rajya Sabha MPs Arun Jaitley, Smriti Irani and the party’s national spokesperson, Nirmala Sitharaman, in Gandhinagar on Tuesday. The top leaders had come to conduct the state BJP media workshop.

Addressing the media cell workers, Modi stated that there was no social media during the Lok Sabha election in 2009. Now, the social media network has become one of the strongest tools of canvassing for the party. It was quite popular and effective among youngsters. Hence, the workers should show the strength of the social media by making the most of it in favour of the party.

Modi also said that party workers should inform voters about the good governance of the ruling BJP in the state and expose Congress for its misdeeds. The use of social media, television media and print media should be used in such a manner so as to create the feeling among the masses that the existing UPA government had not done anything for them.

Also apprising the party workers of the use and effectiveness of the electronic media, Jaitley, Sitharaman and Irani said out of the 500 channels functioning in the country, 250 were news channels.

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