TMC, BJP to fight cyber war to nail 2019 poll battle
THE Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party are set to engage in a cyber war in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections next year and the West Bengal elections in 2021.
TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee and her nephew and TMC Youth wing president Abhishek Banerjee, at a ‘Digital Conclave’ held recently, called for recruitment of 30,000 ‘cyber sainiks’ in the 294 Assembly constituencies to take on the BJP IT Cell in the run up to the crucial Lok Sabha elections next year.
Even as Mamata is expected to be a key player in the anti-BJP ‘Federal Front’ but at the same time face the tough competition to be posed by BJP at home turf West Bengal.
“I want 100 ‘cyber sainiks’ in each of the 294 Assembly segments of the state. I want these 30,000 ‘cyber sainiks’ to wage a war against BJP’s vindictive politics,” Abhishek said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee herself called for a competition among the Trinamool cyber warriors and promised them rewards.
“I want the cyber warriors to respond to the malicious attempts of BJP IT Cell in not only Bangla but also in Hindi for a wider reach.
“There will be competition among the cyber warriors in each of the 23 districts of the state to counter the BJP with facts and figures highlighting the achievements of the state government and busting their fake news,” she said.
On the other hand, BJP president Amit Shah, during his recent visit to the state, had met the members of BJP IT Cell and Intellectual Cell and asked them to double efforts to take on the ruling government.
With Mamata trying to bring in Bengali identity, the same may be focused upon by cyber warriors