Twitter becomes tool of governance
NEW DELHI: Several NDA ministers are tapping into the vast potential of social media platforms as an effective tool of governance, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi providing the lead.
From announcing US President Barack Obama’s presence as chief guest at this year’s Republic Day parade to his more recent decision of visit Lahore, the Prime Minister has made several critical announcements on his official Twitter handle.
In the past months, several of Modi’s cabinet colleagues have pitched in with such initiatives. Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj’s tweets have helped rescue Indians stranded in war-torn Yemen and Iraq or in the evacuation of a woman of Indian origin under house arrest in the UAE.
Railways minister Suresh Prabhu has been chugging along similar tracks too. He has earned popularity for the ministry’s positive and immediate response to tweets from passengers in distress.
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