Use social media to connect with people, KTR tells leaders

Use social media to connect with people, KTR tells leaders
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TRS working president K T Rama Rao with the social media team in Hyderabad on Monday
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TRS working president K T Rama Rao said that it was better to use social media to take the message of the party and its leaders directly to people rather than depend on print and electronic media.

Hyderabad: TRS working president K T Rama Rao said that it was better to use social media to take the message of the party and its leaders directly to people rather than depend on print and electronic media.

Addressing party workers, KTR said Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao himself had said on many occasions that to understand what real news was, one has to read at least a dozen papers or watch several channels as everyone has their own line of presenting the news.

KTR said sometimes he himself wonders if he had stated what had appeared in the newspapers the next day. Hence, social media was the best medium to reach out to people.

Take up intensive campaign about the developmental activities of the government and its flagship programme Kaleshwaram project and its benefits, he said.

The TRS working president called upon the rank and file to make best use of the social media like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

People can post their questions on these media handles and the leaders can respond to their queries without any distraction, he said.

KTR claimed that the TRS has the highest number of 11 lakh followers on social media which is higher than the number of followers of national parties like BJP and Congress.

However, he cautioned the rank and file to be careful in reacting to various developments or comments to which they would reply.

"Do not make any kind of wrong comments on women and do not resort to personal allegations or accusations against any individual," he warned.

Fight back the opposition's negative campaign against TRS government based on facts and figures. Referring to a recent comment of Ram Madhav of BJP, KTR said the BJP leader has said that the state was taking credit for various programmes for which it got funds from the Centre.

He said one of the social media team members of TRS challenged him to come out with details and the BJP has no reply. The fight should be political not personal, he added.

KTR said party leaders M Krishank, P Jagan, Satish Reddy and Dinesh Choudary will be coordinators for social media and will monitor the poll campaign in the elections to be held on January 22 in 120 municipalities and 10 municipal corporations.

He reiterated that TRS does not have its bosses in Delhi unlike the national parties. The BJP, which makes a lot of noise and claims to be the alternative to TRS, could not file nominations in 30 per cent of the total wards. No one came forward to file nominations.

The people of the state were the bosses for TRS, and it was answerable only to them. "We are not scared of Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, he said.

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