Parties are exploring the social media to make their presence felt in the elections of the graduate and teachers constituency.
Divisional commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh, who is also the voter registration officer for the constituencies in Pune division, said that the teachers of non-aided schools would also be able to vote during this election for which final list of voters would be published on January 10, 2014. The teachers will have to present either the mark sheet or the graduation certificate while registering their names for the voter’s list.
Congress city unit president Abhay Chhajed said that Congress, under the leadership of its state unit president, Manikrao Thakare has proactively started using technology. “A special workshop on social media has been organised on October 4,” he said.
Shiv Sena spokesperson Neelam Gorhe said that the party leaders are using the social media in a decentralised manner. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) city unit has started a facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/bjp.padavidhar) for the graduate constituency election. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s information technology wing has started using social media for voters registration.