Nation Current Affairs 06 Mar 2016 Parties go online fo ...

Parties go online for campaigning

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ROHIT RAJ
Published Mar 6, 2016, 6:59 am IST
Updated Mar 6, 2016, 6:59 am IST
UDF starts unofficial survey to identify candidates; LDF makes custom-made videos.
A video grab
 A video grab

Kochi: With an unusually long campaign period of 72 days ahead,  political parties  have resorted to the social media for propaganda.  The  UDF launched an unofficial survey to identify candidates while the LDF supporters started sharing custom-made videos against the UDF. The Indian Union Muslim League, which has already announced the candidates’ list,  has  also started a Facebook campaign.

An online poll asking the users to suggest Indian National Congress candidates went viral last week. The poll was shared on Facebook as well as Google- Plus. The IT cell of the KPCC  denied any hand in the poll but sources close  to Congress leaders confirmed to  DC that some supporters were  behind the poll and the same would be considered as an opinion of the people on the social media.

 

A grab of a online poll pageA grab of a online poll page

Meanwhile,  the  CPM has launched a slew of professionally-made videos.
In one such video it  mocked at the Congress ministers while in
another it  publicised  the activities of yesteryear LDF ministries.

The CPM supporters and several pages created by the party to woo its voters and to counter the allegations of other parties  shared  this video. IUML's candidate P.K. Basheer and other Muslim League leaders shared the works carried out by them in the last five years on their Facebook pages.

 

“At present,  we are focusing on sharing the developmental activities of the UDF government. Since we have plenty of time to concentrate on the polls,  we are planning  a time-phased campaign,” said a source.

The BJP supporters are yet to start the online campaign. The ever-increasing fan base of the BJP is  waiting for the party to announce its candidates.

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Location: India, Kerala




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