The BJP has a group of organised tweeters who ‘dominate’ Twitter: Shashi Tharoor


Radhika Dhawad | May 20, 2017 0:52

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor

Just when people were gradually forgetting Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s ‘farrago’ tweet, he soon bounced back by saying that the BJP has a group of organised tweeters who ‘dominate’ Twitter.

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In an interview with a leading daily, the Congress MP said that the BJP’s organised band of tweeters; retweeters and trolls have dominated social media. During the interview, he added, “They outstrip other parties in sheer numbers and persistence. They mount campaigns against those they disagree with and do so quite effectively.”

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Calling Twitter as an excellent publicity tool for the BJP, he said, “I believe Twitter and social media generally will grow in importance, and so it is important to get in on the ground floor and establish one’s base. But I do not think Twitter helped me much in my 2014 election. If I last long enough, the answer may be different in 2024.”