Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav is slated to launch his Campaign for 2019 general election from the party’s stronghold Kannuaj, where his wife Dimple Yadav is the sitting member. As per schedule, he is set to launch on Friday in a hi-tech note with holding e-chaupal in the presence of senior officials of the popular social media handle Twitter. Trouble for Former UP CM: CBI claims Akhilesh Yadav approved 14 illegal mining deals
His visit is seen as the launch of his Poll Campaign from the seat, Kannauj after reports about his wife Dimple Yadav opted out of Lok Sabha Battle 2019, hence her husband and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is all set to contest from the party’s stronghold.
Yadav had represented the seat three times from 2000 to 2012. Thereafter his wife Dimple was elected as the MP. Kannauj has the distinction of electing socialist ideologue Ram Manohar Lohia in 1967 and Mulayam Singh Yadav in 1999 Lok Sabha polls. BSP, SP finalize alliance terms without Congress for 2019 general elections; claim sources
Samajwadi Party functionaries on Thursday said that Akhilesh Yadav would attend an e-chaupal to make people aware about the social media and its advantages. The Event will be attended by Twitter global vice-president Colin Crowell and his team.
The ‘e-chaupal’ would be held at Chanduahar village in Umarda block on Friday where the twitter officials will make people how to register themselves on Twitter and to run it.
Later on, such e-chaupals would be held in other villages too in Kaunnaj where the Twitter
officials will be present.
Earlier chaupals were held at tea stalls and other places in the villages where people discussed political issues. But in the era of IT revolution, now e-chaupals have taken its place as now people are more active in the political discussion through social media.
— With Inputs from agencies