Stay alert, active on social media: BJP president Amit Shah tells party cadres

By: | Published: March 10, 2017 3:08 AM

On the third day of his Gujarat visit, Shah held two meetings with state leaders and Ministers at BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar, the party said in a release.

BJP president Amit Shah. (PTI)

BJP president Amit Shah today asked party workers to remain active on social media and reach out to people using the platform to spread good work of the Gujarat government and counter negative propaganda.

On the third day of his Gujarat visit, Shah held two meetings with state leaders and Ministers at BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar, the party said in a release.

Assembly elections in Gujarat, where BJP is in power for over two decades, will be held in the later part of 2017.

In the first meet of BJP’s social media team, attended by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, his deputy Nitin Patel and Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani, Shah talked about how to remain alert as well as active on social media, it said.

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He advised the cadres to reach out to people by spreading awareness about pro-people government work on social media platforms.

In addition, the social media team should remain alert to counter myths, lies, rumours and false propaganda on the new-age platform.

Later, Shah chaired a meeting with state leaders to discuss the current political scenario and future party programmes in Gujarat.

Apart from Rupani, Patel and Vaghani, other key party leaders and several state ministers attended the gathering, said the release.

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