Defeated politicians not updating Facebook pages

  • Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Jun 01, 2014 21:56 IST

Facebook pages of several big politicians of Punjab, who tasted defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, have not been updated after the poll results.

Most of them have reduced their frequency on their Facebook pages.

Vijay Inder Singla, former Congress MP from Sangrur, who lost his security deposit did not make any update on his Facebook page after April 29.

During his election campaign, Singla had used his Facebook page as a tool to woo the voters. His last update to his Facebook page was after a roadshow in which he thanked his supporters.

Similarly, senior SAD leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa's Facebook page has not been updated after April 29. Though, Dhindsa's presence on the social media increased soon after the announcement of polls, but it was shortlived. He did not even thanked his supporters who voted for him.

Senior Congress leader and party candidate from Ferozepur Sunil Jakhar, who was defeated by Sher Singh Gubaya of the ruling SAD, also stayed away from his fans on social media. As per his official Facebook page, Jakhar's last update was made on May 13, three days before the results, in which he had uploaded his photo of school days to woo the voters.

However, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Partap Bajwa, who has been facing the heat for party's debacle in Lok Sabha polls, has been updating his Facebook page regularly by uploading media reports in his favour.

Another Congress candidate Mohinder Singh Kaypee, who faced defeat from Vijay Sampla of the BJP from the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat, has not updated his Facebook page after the elections.

Whereas earlier, he was uploading his photographs and appeals to the voters.

Pawan Kumar Tinu of SAD, who faced defeat from Santokh Singh Chaudhary of the Congress from Jalandhar, did not did not make any appearance on this Facebook page, after changing his profile picture on April 6.

However, Manpreet Badal, Preneet Kaur and Arun Jaitely are updating their pages regularly despite their defeat.

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