Congress criteria for selecting candidates for election: 15,000 likes on FB, 5,000 followers on Twitter

Ahead of assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee has set a criterion of 15,000 likes on Facebook pages, 5000 followers on Twitter, and a WhatsApp group of booth-level workers for aspiring candidates hoping to get a party ticket. ANI tweeted a copy of the decision issued by the state party unit.

It says that party has decided to evaluate how active the aspiring candidates are on social media. And the social media activity will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Must have a Facebook page.
  2. Must have a Twitter account.
  3. Must be active on WhatsApp.
  4. Must have 15,000 likes on FB, 5,000 followers on Twitter, and must have a Whatsapp group of booth-level workers.
  5. Must Retweet and like all tweets by Madhya Pradesh Congress’s Twitter account and must share and like all Facebook posts of Madhya Pradesh Congress’s Facebook account.

This is mandatory not only for ticket aspirants but also for all party office bearers and current MLAs of the party also.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

The order says that the Congress office-bearers, current MLAs and ticket aspirants must submit the detail of their Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp activities to the Social Media and IT Cell of Madhya Pradesh Congress by 15th September 2018.

Interesting to note here is that, before Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in 2017, BJP also had determined similar criteria for aspiring candidates for the election. Although the party did not issue an official order like MP Congress has done, according to reports party president Amit Shah told the ticket hopefuls that social media presence of the candidates will be a factor in deciding ticket allocation. Given that BJP won a spectacular victory in the assembly election, virtually eliminating all of the opposition in the state, the Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress party seems to be following the similar strategy in picking to most winnable candidates.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Locals even pelted stones at injured jawans

Pulwama attack: Women, children in Kashmir ferried expensive military grade RDX in small quantities for months

The trigger for the explosive was manufactured locally and that ammonium nitrate was used as an oxidizer in the RDX explosive. The military grade RDX was obtained from Pakistan and the device was assembled around 10 km from the blast site.

Pakistanis get scared about attack by India after seeing their own Air Force fighter jets flying over civilian areas

Several people posted on social media that India has dropped bombs over Sialkot in Pakistan

Waters of 3 rivers flowing into Pakistan will be diverted to Yamuna as per Indus Water Treaty: Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari had said that dams and other developmental projects are being conceptualised on the 3 rivers will choke Pakistan’s water supply

Congress workers used to do booth capturing for me and my father when there was no EVM : Congress leader Kirti Azad

Kirti Azad was suspended from the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2015 after he accused senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley of Corruption.
Image Source: The Week

Mandya: Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj attends funeral of Pulwama martyr, villagers expose his hypocrisy towards Armed Forces

Prakash Raj, a left wing ideologue, who is often known for joining hands with the left-liberals to express their hate towards Hindus and the BJP, has plans to contest in the upcoming elections from Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha constituency.

After Ajaz Ashraf of Caravan reduced martyrs to their caste, he shouldn’t play victim when he is reduced to his religion

In his report, Ajaz Ashraf says quite clearly that he called the martyrs of the family to in their moment of unimaginable tragedy to inquire about their caste.
After expressing excitement over Parliament attack, Rajdeep Sardesai says “World Cup without Pakistan in England is unthinkable" on the basis of 'one terror attack’

After expressing excitement over Parliament attack, Rajdeep Sardesai says ‘World Cup without Pakistan in England is unthinkable’ on the basis of ‘one terror attack’

Rajdeep Sardesai, who often fantasise Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has also expressed his disappointment over the removal of Imran Khan's portrait from the Cricket Club of India, Mumbai.
How Ravish Kumar and Vinod Dua misled people about ‘martyr status’ to CRPF jawans after Pulwama attack

How Ravish Kumar and Vinod Dua misled people about ‘martyr status’ to CRPF jawans

Ravish Kumar of NDTV is a man known for many lows. But this may well be his lowest point.

Gurmehar Kaur mouths off platitudes on Pulwama attack, says Incidents like this create political polarisation against minorities

Kaur, a self-proclaimed peace activist, speaking on the Pulwama terrorist attck express concerns over the political aftermath, not the religious hatred that was behind the attack.

To anti-national ingrates: Uttarakhand lost 4 braves in 48 hours, back off and let us grieve in peace

Nearly every family in the little Himalayan state has a serving member. When there is a war on India’s borders or conflict within India, it bears a heavy burden, as it did after the Pulwama terror attack

Latest articles

Connect with us

138,277FansLike
111,196FollowersFollow
23,459SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these