Social Media is registering its effective presence in almost all the sectors and how can politicians be far behind either. Although, of late this has been the same platform which became the witness to various criticisms on political fraternity, yet it did not deter politicians from engaging with the masses. The periodical elections (both in the (centre and state) further necessitates the politicians to be net savvy in order to cement their grounds.
Top 5 Indian Politicians on Social Media
When there is an inclusion of such famous dignitaries, how can we overlook Nation’s Ex- Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh? Although, criticized due to the policies and keeping “mum” on most of the important concerns of the country, he is being followed by people on Twitter along with Facebook. He finds a great way to connect with the audience on the issues which are happening of late along with arming users about the official events as well.
India’s current prime minister Narendra Modi has been quite an active politician who has certainly carved a niche for himself. His passion of using social media sites can be gauged from the fact that he is using YouTube channel since 2007, along with Twitter and Facebook where he has possibly the highest number of followers. He added another feather to his cap when he became the first politician from India to use Google+ Hangouts in order to establish communications with people.
Sushma Swaraj is another Political entity from B.J.P whose exemplary prominence in Social Media is noteworthy. She has a charisma of her own and her words denote the farsightedness of the leader who has a great vision for the country. Her increasing follower’s base is the proof of her popularity and she leaves no stone unturned towards asserting her views on the subjects which matters the nation.
Mamta Banerjeem, chief minister of West Bengal also uses the platform towards interacting as well as conveying her message. Her passion of posting on Facebook and learning about the responses is not hidden from any one as well. She has certainly grabbed eye balls due to her reaction. What infuriated her was some one made cartoons of her on social media exposing her to increasingly endless group of people.
Ex. Minsiter from CongressMr. Shashi Tharoor is playing an active role on social media. He is known for his regular tweets and has garnered enough popularity on such a renowned platform. He is known for remarking controversial statements which makes the headlines due to the “eye balls” it receives. His increasing numbers of Twitter followers is the live proof that he is looking towards making a firm base as well. Isn’t it?
Politicians owing to their charisma and popularity get coverage a lot faster. One indeed hopes that their periodical and timely interactions will surely progress the nation towards the path of success as well without overlooking the needs and expectations of the citizens. Social Media is giving the luxury for the masses to connect with their leaders as it has indeed brought a revolution which could not have happened without such an enriching platform. Isn’t it?