With politicians like Mamata Banerjee, Omar Abdullah and Narendra Modi making good use of Twitter, it would not be surprising if there are many other politicians who would take to this initiative to spread their views and news. In fact, it was Modi who last month via Google Plus participated in a live chat session with people from all over the world and replied to their queries in the best manner possible.
A journalist with The Sunday Indian, Shiv Sunny said, “Through Twitter, more and more people would be aware of the news. But there are drawbacks as well. It is an excellent way to communicate with the educated people, but not to win votes.” Mr Sunny while referring to voters from rural areas, who constitute the major chunk of Indian population added: “They don't have access to Twitter.”
The PM's adviser is scheduled to handle questions today for a session of 45 minutes between 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm. But can we call this a press conference? It must be for the same reason that the adviser later tweeted, rephrasing it as a 'Twitter session'. Irrespective of what it is called, people would get a chance to read an interaction that takes place live on Twitter - certainly something new for India.
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