Congress ponders strong social media presence

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    So, now paid Social Media after Paid MSM working for Congress Party... :D

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    They will be called "internet sickulars"

    Come on boys. I have invented the word. hashtag it on twitter!!
     
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    CONgress can't grasp it that people are fed with them they delivered nothing be it on economy,national security.

    In any case one thing is for sure if Antonio Manio expect to see her baby as the next PM she's wasting her energy and time.

    Anyone here who would want to see "young" amul baba as the next PM?
     
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    Congress will get slippers on social media.Twitter revolutionized media in India we can see through the smoke screen
     
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    Internet is full of educated people, mostly upper middle class, middle class and they're fed up of congress from a long time ago before Social media invented. Nobody pays me to do favor of Modi here.Many like me are wondering on these galaxy of internet. Congress can't have support on social media, that's why Gujarat Congress had to hire an agency for their campaign but they get backlashes only nothing else.
     
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    Congress will be crushed like worms on Facebook and Twitter :rofl::lawl:
     
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    Epic flamewars, and ranting
     
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    They will be eaten alive. Honestly, the middle class and NRI crowd who predominantly form the internet user base, just hate the Congress. I thought they would've figured that out by now.
     
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    They will resort to it till the time people get fed up of social media.
     
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    There will be no flamewar's, you need parity for that. Narendra Modi (read : not BJP) supporters will hugely out number Congress (read : not Rahul Gandhi) :sad:.

    Internet Lindoo will always support Narendra Modi :D
     
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    I don't care. 1 tweet by a Congress supporter will be like a magnet for the rest of the net. :D
     
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    LOL. You have to see the support for Modi on hamaracongress.com website to see hoe well Congress fared on Social media. Kaccha Chabadenge log.
     
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    @Daredevil that site is epic. We need to reproduce all their articles.
     
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Congress is not Modi.:p

Congressi leaders have 1 common mentality, they always make baseless allegations on rivals. BJP doesn't do it frequently without any proof.That's the big difference.Educated People actually know what the propaganda is.Just check FB page of Arjun Modhvadia.He advertises his page on fb but people liked his page to spit their frustration. He and Join Hands for Change banned me from commenting when I raised corruption issues and counter their chu propaganda like Gujarat has 10 lacs unemployed people, when I said Gujarat gives 72% of total employment of whole country, JHFC replied talk about Gujarat, not India. Now who'll buy this ?? :lol:
     
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    That Humaracongress owner Sanjay jha is trying hard on twitter to get all support of congress supporters with #TeamCongress hashtag, and yea he got succeed once with anti-Modi trend where #ModiHangout trended top for 3 straight days.
     
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    http://www.governancenow.com/news/regular-story/congress-plans-rs-100-crore-social-media-war-chest

    Sibal stresses on need to take on BJP in the new arena to woo middle class

    The Congress party would require Rs 100 crore during the next 18 months - till the Lok Sabha elections - to counter the main opposition BJP in the field of social media, telecom minister Kapil Sibal said at the session on emerging political challenges at the party's Chintan Shivir at Jaipur on Saturday.

    The BJP, he said, had a hundred people tweeting against the Congress in the morning. By afternoon, the tweets would become news on TV channels and by the next day, they became headlines in the print media.

    Sibal made a strong case for a pro-active approach to the social media. He pointed out that the BJP made extensive use of the social media to reach out to the middle class. He referred to the anti-government blitz on social networking sites following the brutal bus rape case and earlier during the Anna Hazare-led agitation for a Jan Lokpal Bill, which snowballed into street protests.

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    With the increasing penetration of the internet across social classes, the Congress should not be squeezed out of that space, Sibal said. He pointed out that elections in nine states and the Lok Sabha polls were imminent, so the party would have to undertake a strong counter-offensive on a war footing.

    Digvijay Singh, who heads the committee on communications strategy, said the party was concerned about the march the BJP had stolen in terms of the social media. "Narendra Modi has a sanchar kendra near Ahmedabad for tracking the social media," he said, adding that a report on a counter-strategy would be submitted to Rahul Gandhi in the next ten days.

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi spent almost two hours at the session on emerging political challenges at the Congress chintan shivir in Jaipur, in the course which the three Cs were discussed: communalism, corruption and coalition. She maintained a studious silence throughout.

    Science and technology minister S Jaipal Reddy made two significant points. He said the Congress would have to undertake an exercise in social engineering in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in order to establish itself in those states. He said that OBCs should be actively wooed. He also expressed the view that the Congress should not be on the defensive on the corruption issue. It should not appear in the public mind as being the source of corruption but should take the issue head on. Among others who spoke was information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari.

    In the session on socio-economic issues, delegates strongly felt that the government's repeated doses of economic reforms should be tempered with welfare measures before going to polls. Congress leader Vayalar Ravi said there was no need to be wary of UPA II being seen as a pro-subsidy regime, because the US and OECD countries too disbursed heavy subsidies to farmers.

    On Friday, the first day of the three-day conclave, the Congress president attended the session on the party organization and on women's empowerment, spending 45 minutes at each venue.
     
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