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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah takes online leap to connect to youth

Siddaramaiah had earlier launched a social media presence for the state information and publicity department on Twitter and Facebook.

By: Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: September 22, 2014 10:07 pm

After some initial teething trouble in creating a social media presence for himself, including the hacking of his Twitter and Whatsapp accounts, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday officially entered the online world by launching a website and Twitter, Facebook accounts.

Siddaramaiah, who has been mulling an online presence since witnessing the popularity scales achieved online by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the run up to the parliament polls earlier this year, claimed on Monday that he was not trying to emulate Narendra Modi but only trying to connect to a younger generation who use the online medium for communication.

“I understand there is a need for a presence on social media to be able to respond to people especially young generation. It is a necessity,” he said at the launch of the http://www.cmkarnataka.gov.in website, the cmofkarnataka Facebook page and the @cmofkarnataka Twitter handle. The website provides information about the socilaist leader’s political journey and achievements. It will also provide details of his daily work schedule apart from press handouts about events attended by the Chief Minister and important projects undertaken by the state government.

At the launch event Siddaramaiah said that though he firmly believed in direct contact with people but social media had also become relevant in recent times. He claimed that he was aware of the social media before Prime Minister Narendra Modi began making waves on it in the run up to the Parliament polls this year. “Many of my friends and well wishers have been constantly asking me to set up a website and social media account. This measure has been delayed due to my own work pressure,” Siddaramaiah said. The social media accounts and website would be run by his officers, he said.

Siddaramaiah had in July this year launched a social media presence for the state information and publicity department on Twitter and Facebook and said that he would soon appear on social media as well. “Even I want to use social media. We have to keep up with developments in technology. It improves communication between the government and people,” Siddaramaiah had stated even as his personal staff reported the hacking of trial social media accounts set up for the chief minister. “Everybody has seen how some people have used social media to become popular,” he said in a veiled reference to Narendra Modi’s successful use of the social media for politics and governance.

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    neha
    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:28 pm
    dear sir plz help us some people from criminal background they took videos with them and other person with the help of other in pg and home without knowing anyone becz they using drug injectrd injections all also they keeping hidden cameras in pg,home and in one college i heard ....... i dont know to whos all videos they kept bt i heard that im also in their list .....also they spreded that videos in youtube,facebook,whatsapp also in net all to do wewk me .... also they having connection with the drugs and i heard by police when once i gave complaint about them they are main source of doing bomb blasts in banglore also in some other places ...... also they are inclued in bush fires also in river blast in north in kedharnath ...... they from fily background or doing films but they are from udupi district ........ pls sir they giving lot of torture also planned for doing many dangerous thing in all over india ........
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      neha
      Oct 15, 2016 at 12:33 pm
      from many times im used to tel these no one even police also not gave permission to me ..... also that freedom fighter appossing by other people to tel truth plz take action against them
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        neha
        Oct 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm
        sir the one who called freedom fighter they killed one of ur son by injecting infection filled injection ....... now they put one more ur son to destroy u ..... to take a chance in politics ......
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          neha
          Oct 15, 2016 at 12:37 pm
          to do week they took my videos without knowing me using drug filled injection with them and other person so many years i tried to tel no one taking actions against them i cane down to inform u also .... bt i cudnt plz do help every girls my friends also they took video of my some of my family member also to do week ..... when i knew about them ,their bad works plz save evry one ............ they only killed ur son to get chance in politics
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            sabiha begum
            Apr 26, 2016 at 9:05 am
            Sir am sabiha begum ghousi am aaa haandicaaap laaady of 33years sir give me a railway or a government job please i have very little life left
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