Social media can't change election outcome: Ajay Maken

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SummaryHe expressed disappointment with the mismatch in performance and perception of the UPA.

AICC General Secretary Ajay Maken said that social media has not yet percolated to the common men and its power to change discourse during elections is limited.

Speaking at the Idea Exchange programme of the Indian Express, Maken however, said that social and electronic media will make mega election rallies obsolete.

Maken, who had resigned recently from the Union Cabinet to shoulder the party's responsibility, also clarified that the Food Security Bill is not a game-changer as it is being touted but a promise UPA had made in its manifesto which it strives to fulfill.

He also expressed disappointment with the mismatch in performance and perception of the UPA II government, which he wished to correct.

Maken, who was once a chief minister hopeful in Delhi, praised Sheila Dikshit's government. “Sheila Dikshit has performed well in Delhi and I am confident that Congress will return to power in Delhi for the fourth time,” he said.

On the question of Congress party's Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he said there is still an year left for the elections.

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