With the 2019 general elections battleground heating up, no one wants to lose out on the capturing the social media influence, especially the politicians. While all other prominent politicians of the country are already active on Twitter Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati has declared her Twitter presence today.
Twitter handle @sushrimayawati released a press statement today regarding the account and about its purpose. The press release is addressed to all the media persons, informing that this is the first time that BSP supremo has decided to join twitter for ‘speedy interaction with media and masses’ and ‘express her views on issues of national and political importance’.
Press release issued by Bahujan Samaj Party dated 6th February 2019. Regarding Twitter handle. pic.twitter.com/gN96iYtygE
— Mayawati (@SushriMayawati) February 6, 2019
Even though the press release acknowledging her Twitter presence has been released now, her profile shows that handle had come to existence on the micro-blogging website in October 2018. On 22nd January, the handle had tweeted about her opening the handle ‘for future interactions, comments and updates’.
Since then, Mayawati, on her Twitter account, has uploaded various press releases regarding the upcoming general elections and about the Union Budget 2019.
Interestingly, Mayawati’s party Bahujan Samaj Party still does not have a twitter handle, unlike other parties. So far, it has been considered that core voters and cadres of the BSP are untouched by social media and television media. But, now BSP Supremo getting on Twitter just months before 2019 general elections, point towards the rising national ambition of the party and leader.