Sharing thoughts, grievances and appreciations was never this easy. Just a few keys and clicks and your suggestions/ reactions are spread far and wide. Users of social networking applications must agree to the fact that beyond sharing views, these platforms have definitely added to the thought process. Facebook pages often reflect posts that criticize and sometimes admire the work of politicians. The official pages and tweets of political leaders are followed.
was never so uncomplicated for leaders and activists to float their
thoughts prior to the introduction of Twitter. The polls of 2014 are
different in a way that social media wasn’t so much dominant in
2009. The Election Commission of India
has uncovered the fact that 23
million first-time voters will participate in the upcoming elections
and will fairly decide the road to governance. More than 90 per cent
of youth in Delhi
and other metropolitan cities are acquainted with
the social networking platform and participates vigorously in the
few shares quite often turns a newly emerged politician as a
revolutionist. Now, will these platforms be able to influence the
outlook of voters? Can India expect the much-awaited transformations
in the way politics is conducted in a view of the impact of these
can be regarded as the key to reformations. Today, when our Facebook
pages reflect parts of speeches delivered by political leaders, we
analyze their vision and potential. Tweets of ministers and
socialists are noticed and talked about. Gags on politicians make us
aware of the prevailing political environment of the nation and
enhance our interest in politics. Youths, who have been active than
ever on issues related to corruption, unemployment, women safety and
empowerment and inflation, is exploiting the online platform to the
maximum possible extent.
Likes and Comments are likely to rise when the young blood notices
the problems faced in the day-to-day life. The protest for ‘Jan
Lokpal’ and ‘Justice of Damini’ and the robust participation of
youth proved the significance of social networking applications.
Herein, services of instant messaging and image sharing provided by
Whatsapp played a crucial role. With ever-increasing number of
Internet users in India, the political environment is bound to
revolutionize. These voters are not lured with schemes, promised for
particular religions or reservations for special castes. Their
concerns are related to prosperity and social safety.
of these platforms need to be vigilant enough prior to being moved by
the post reflecting progressive thoughts of any political leader.
Words aren’t enough for bringing in development. Hence, the past
deliveries of candidates must be looked at prior to forming a
youth must respect the freedom of speech that has been allotted to
them by these platforms and must make finest use so as to ensure
reforms and better governance. The political parties on the other
hand, should not make an attempt to corrupt the social media with
illicit promotions and false representations.
conveying through Twitter, leaders and activists must ensure the
authenticity and morality of their words. Also, swift measures must
be implemented to prevent sharing of unethical and anti-communal
messages via Whatsapp and other such applications.
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A Chartered Accountant by profession and Director on the board of Punjab National Bank (PNB), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC). Dr. Sunil Gupta is working flawlessly for the economic and social prosperity of India.