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Congress to launch social media blitzkrieg in poll-bound Tripura

For the first time the party has constituted an eight-member social media committee in the state.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2017 21:05 IST
Priyanka Deb Barman
Priyanka Deb Barman
Hindustan Times, Agartala
Congress,Social media campaign,Manikya dynasty
For the first time Congress party has formed a social media committee for campaigning in Tripura, which will go to poll early next year. (PTI File Photo )

The Congress is planning to launch a social media blitzkrieg to reach out to voters in poll-bound Tripura, where the party is out of power for more than two decades.

For the first time the party has constituted a social media committee in the state, which will go to poll early next year.

Tripura Congress working president Pradyot Kishore Deb Burman, who is also the head of the Manikya royal family, would lead the committee comprising eight members. Deb Burman has also been made convenor of the party’s election committee.

“Social media is a reality today and we realise the need to reach out to the younger generation. For this, we are going to create a positive digital social media team, which will highlight the aspirations of a young Tripura and shun negative campaign,” Deb Burman said.

Vipin Yadav, AICC’s national social media coordinator visited the state capital to train youth on how to run the social media campaign

“As the AICC emphasised on increasing the party’s social media presence, young leaders from different constituencies were given one-day training on how to use the platform to reach millions,” Yadav said.

The young leaders were trained how to highlight good works of the party using social media, he said, adding he was hopeful that the campaign would make an impact.

Social media coordinators will be appointed in the state’s all the 60 assembly constituencies. In turn these coordinators will appoint booth-level coordinators.

“We have been entrusted to create awareness about the good works done by the party, highlighting them through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp,” said Pujan Biswas, convener of the party’s social media committee.

“We are on the verge of completing the list of constituency-level coordinators,” he added.

The social media campaign would continue until elections.

The party also formed four additional committees to deal with publicity, election manifesto, campaign and other related issues in the state where it recently got a shot in the arm after nearly 1000 party leaders and activists returned to the party fold after a short stint with the Trinamool Congress.

The Congress also swept a by-election in Dhaniacherra ADC village under Pecharthal Block of North District last month.