Didi signs in Sabeer Bhatia to net voters
On Sunday afternoon, at the behest of Derek O’Brien, Bhatia visited Mamata Banerjee’s Kalighat home to share some of his ideas with her. Leader of the Opposition Partha Chatterjee and O’Brien were also present.
“People of West Bengal are working for a change and I am here to share some of my ideas for better communication,” said Bhatia, emerging from the meeting. “The more an organisation becomes cyber savvy, the better it can reach out to people.”
Besides reaching out to voters online, he will help the Trinamool cyber team , which includes two IIM students to build an interactive interface for the party. He is helping them develop a portal through which people will be able to interact directly with Trinamool through cellphone.
When it came to being tech savvy, Trinamool was lagging far behind the CPM. But lately, the party website has been updated and its leaders are trying to learn more about the Internet.
“We always try to be modern,” said Chatterjee. “We have our own cyber team. He will help us with experience and insights.”
Apart from developing the party website, allindiatrinamoolcongress.org, the cyber team will also oversee the net and SMS campaigns.
The Trinamool’s cyber team includes IIM Kolkata students Hariharan Sriram and