According to reports, BJP President Amit Shah has expressed disappointment over the inactive nature of Assam’s social media team of the party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Shah had evaluated the state’s Lok Sabha election preparations along with other northeastern states during his recent visit to the state. Shah had asked the team and other party members to be more active on social media to reach out to maximum number of electorate and attract young voters.
The state Bharatiya Janata Party leader said that he held a separate meeting with the social media team of the Assam unit. A total of 82 members of the team participated. Shah expressed concern over the fact that most of the party leaders in Assam were not active at all on social media except Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
On one hand, Sonowal has more than 7 lakh followers on Facebook and Twitter and on the other hand, Sarma has over 6 lakh followers on social media. But Assam’s BJP President Ranjit Kumar Das has only some 40,000 followers.
Shah has asked the social media team to develop content which can be shared for better communication with people. However, he has advised the members to be very cautious regarding selection of content and had strictly ordered to avoid sensitive issues.