TWEET­ING CON­TROL

India Today - - BATTLE FOR 2014 -

Des­per­ate to re­gain a foothold in Tamil Nadu, where the rul­ing AIADMK is ex­pected to win most of the 39 Lok Sabha seats, DMK pa­tri­arch M. Karunanidhi and heir ap­par­ent M.K. Stalin have joined Twit­ter and Face­book. They are en­cour­ag­ing party cadres to fol­low suit. In fact, Stalin be­gan by tweet­ing ad­vice to them: “Don’t in­dulge in per­sonal at­tacks against any­one. Don’t wash your dirty linen in pub­lic against our own party cadres. Your post­ings should strengthen DMK and its leader.” It, how­ever, seems rather dif­fi­cult that the call for re­straint will work in Tamil Nadu’s su­per­charged po­lit­i­cal climes.

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