Agartala: The Tripura Congress on Tuesday launched the ‘Join Congress Social Media’ campaign as part of a pan-India program to counter propaganda, said Kuljit Singh Nagra.
Nagra, who is the AICC Tripura in-charge, addressed the press and said that the social media campaign has been launched to raise the voice of common people.
“The ‘Godi media’ is not voicing dissenting voices from the states and these are suppressed in the name of being Pakistani, Chinese or anti-nationals,” Nagra said.
The PCC chief Pijush Kanti Biswas said that around 2,000 people would join from the state during the campaign. They would get trained by experts.
“We will shortlist selected people from the state, and they will undergo a workshop to learn the skills and how to take up the issue being faced by the people in the state,” Biswas said.
The campaign, which will continue for a month, would be followed by an assessment of candidates and training of the ones shortlisted. The Congress aims at having at least 5 lakh social media warriors from across the state.
The Congress leader further said that 100 people would be selected from each of the 60 assembly constituencies, and 1,000 volunteers from each of the two Lok Sabha seats.
“The volunteers will be appointed in all levels to highlight all those issues which the media does not report,” Biswas added.
Meanwhile, when questioned why the Congress party has come open with the social media campaign, Nagra said that the Congress party does not believe in hidden propaganda.
Reacting to the launch of social media campaign by the Congress party, BJP state spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharjee said that his party does not feel that the launching of the social media would create any problem for the ruling party.
“The Congress has no existence, and people no longer give any importance to the Congress party,” Bhattacharjee said.