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Congress in Madhya Pradesh to give tickets only to social media-savvy aspirants

Madhya Pradesh is going to polls later this year along with Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

Madhya Pradesh Elections 2018 Updated: Sep 03, 2018 23:24 IST
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MP Congress’ social media and IT president Abhay Tiwari said voters are active on social media and can be accessed effectively through internet. Social media activity of ticket-seekers will be gauged from their presence on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp groups, he said.(AP/Picture for representation)

Active presence on social media is one of the eligibility criteria for aspirants seeking to contest the upcoming Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh on Congress tickets, a party functionary said on Monday.

Madhya Pradesh is going to polls later this year along with Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

“It is essential for the candidates seeking nomination for the assembly polls to be active on the social media,” state Congress’ social media and IT president Abhay Tiwari told PTI.

He said the party won’t consider the inactive aspirants eligible for tickets.

Explaining the logic behind this pre-condition, Tiwari said voters are active on the social media and can be accessed effectively through internet.

“The social media activity of ticket seekers will be gauged from their presence on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp groups,” he said.

First Published: Sep 03, 2018 23:18 IST