BJP first to recognise social media as the new electoral battlefield


New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Social media in beyond few years has emerged the new battlefield in electoral politics.

These days, social media is gambling a considerable function in influencing citizens and this is the reason why the importance of social media has improved plenty in the gift election situation.

Talking approximately political parties, the BJP became first to understand the significance of social media. Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had substantially used social media to create an surroundings in its favour across the u . S . A ..

The Congress couldn’t recognize the significance of social media for the duration of the earlier days, however the non-stop electoral defeat made it understand that they have to beat the BJP not most effective at the ground but additionally on social media structures.

Gradually, all other political events inside the united states of america became energetic on social media platforms and almost every celebration has additionally constituted IT mobile to deal with their social media platforms.

However, in latest years, both BJP and Congress have up their ante considerably with regards to social media.

The leaders, employees and people related to the IT cells of both the parties, continuously assault each other on social media systems. Day by means of day those political fights have become murkier and are actually attaining the police stations, and even to the courts.

Recently, Congress MP Hibi Eden filed a police complaint accusing BJP leader Priti Gandhi of spreading faux and divisive information to disrupt Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Eden alleged that the BJP leader in a tweet shared a fixed of picture that sought to bring that former Congress president Rahul Gandhi is posing with an man or woman who were accused of sloganeering “Pakistan Zindabad” in past.

Congress wellknown secretary and communications in-charge Jairam Ramesh shared the reproduction of the Congress MP’s grievance on Twitter itself, announcing that he had initiated prison motion towards the “online hate factory” of BJP leaders and their devotees and the Congress will no longer take this kind of case gently.

However, BJP leader Priti Gandhi advised IANS that before her tweet, over a hundred human beings had already tweeted the equal pix and whilst she realised that the female in each the pics are distinct, she without delay (within mins) deleted her tweet.

The BJP leader additionally refuted the online hate manufacturing unit allegations and stated that she stands by her tweets approximately Rahul Gandhi’s assembly with the priest who “seeks to divide the united states of america” and the only which was about Kanhaiya Kumar. Priti Gandhi asserted that she will retain to elevate the question whether it is “Bharat Jodo Yatra” or “Bharat Todo Yatra.”

She stated that it is her right to ask this query and will she be put in jail for asking this question?

Responding to the reasons for social media battles reaching police stations and courts, the BJP leader stated that the (state) governments led with the aid of parties like Congress, Left Front, Aam Aadmi Party and Trinamool Congress are misusing their police.

Priti Gandhi also said that the Congress celebration, which dominated the u . S . A . For 70 years, had set many “wrong narratives” as in line with its convenience and these days commonplace humans, empowered through social media structures, are exposing it by wondering the “incorrect doings” and the “incorrect narrative”.

Social media had come to be a political war ground lengthy ago, but now leaders have started out attacking every different on it.

Recently, Congress media in-price Pawan Khera shared the criminal criticism made by means of his birthday party chief towards the BJP leader on Twitter, to which BJP IT mobile head Amit Malviya retaliated and alleged that the Congress implicating BJP employees in fake instances in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

Malviya accused the Congress of misusing its Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh governments to report faux instances against BJP employees.

The BJP IT mobile head, responding to the FIRs being made through Congress leaders towards BJP people, said that “fake FIRs are being registered against BJP workers and the birthday party will answer these kinds of matters in court docket”.

He made it clean that the BJP will stand with its people.