The BJP’s media cell has released a report stating that 40 per cent of Rajasthan’s MPs have scored low on the use of social media — Twitter and Facebook — in the last one year.
BJP said the party has a social media cell to keep track of how actively MPs are propagating government’s performances among the people using social media networking sites.
During his recent visit to Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked his party MPs in the state as to how many of them use the mobile app launched by the PMO to get updates on the government’s achievements and initiatives. Everyone went blank.
The Prime Minister, who is very active on social media, has 18.6 million followers in Twitter alone. During the election campaigning of Lok Sabha in 2014, he addressed four rallies at a time using 3D-holographic technology.
According to the report, minister of state for information and broadcasting in Jaipur (rural), Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is most active with over two lakh followers on Twitter followed by Jhalwar representative Dushaynt Singh (13,063) and Bikaner’s Arjunram Meghwal (3,886).
While some of the Members of Parliament who still are absent or without any strategy on social media are as under:
- Sumedanand Saraswati (Sikar)
- Chand Nath (Alwar)
- Bahadur Singh Koli (Bhartpur)
- Sanwar lal Jat (Ajmer)
- CR Chaudhary (Nagaur),
- Sonaram Chaudhary (Barmer),
- PP Chaudhary (Pali)
- Arjun Lasl Meena (Udiapur)
- Chandra Parkash Joshi (Chittor)
- Manshankar Ninama of Bnaswara.
It has been also observed in the report that MPs who are active on social media occasionally use these platforms to communicate to the people about the government policies and are not taking feedback about their performance from the public.
The report says: “Their posts are non-engaging, devoid of interactivity, almost no post on government achievements”.