Chief election commissioner has finally 'surrendered' to the social media website Twitter.
CEC SY Quraishi on Wednesday thanked the youth of the country and his son for it. Posting his maiden tweet, Quraishi, the head of the Election Commission, wrote, "At last, I have surrendered to twitter! Thanks to my son @mustafaquraishi and the youth of India for inspiring me."
In opening a Twitter account, Quraishi has followed in the footsteps of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose office now makes it a point to keep the followers posted of all major happenings in the PMO. When asked about the reasons behind his opening an account on the website, Quraishi said, "It is part of our efforts to reach out to voters and create awareness."
He said, "We need to reach out to voters of all ages and classes. Social media is the latest media. This was earlier left out. We are trying to fill up that gap now."
Quraishi added that voter education is imperative in making elections successful and meaningful.