Published On : Thu, Oct 10th, 2013

“Congress, too, will wage social media drive war to counter Modi, BJP,” says MPCC chief

Nagpur News: “Congress would soon declare social media war to effectively counter the high-profile Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s well-planned campaign through social media,” said MPCC President Manikrao Thakre.


The MPCC President was speaking after inaugurating a camp of Congress workers of Nagpur Graduates Constituency held at Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Hall on Wednesday. Nagpur MP Vilas Muttemwar, MP Marotrao Kovase, former minister Satish Chaturvedi, MLA Dinanath Padole, Vinod Gudhde Patil, Principal Babanrao Taywade, Ashok Dhawad, Sunita Gawande, and were present on the occasion.

Manikrao Thakre further said, “The BJP and Modi are taking help of popular social media to campaign and are trying to create a sort of confusion in the minds of country’s people. Now, Congress will also launch a counter attack to effectively blunt the BJP and Modi’s drive through social media. Accordingly a unit has been set up for the purpose. The unit will effectively oppose and counter the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s well-planned electronic “warfare”  against Congress,” said Thakre and appealed people to remain alert against communal BJP. Thakre exhorted Congress workers and voters of Graduates Constituency to keep the communal forces at  bay by electing Congress candidate Babanrao Taywade.

The other Congress leaders who spoke on the occasion include MLA Dinanath Padole, Satish Chaturvedi, Vikas Thakre and others.


Nagpur MP Vishal Muttemwar, taking a dig at former BJP National President Nitin Gadkari, comapared him with an Arabian Horse who runs faster but bogs down and gets tired immediately after the race. Gadkari also ran fast but was thrown out of contest. “Gadkari was in race with RSS behind him. But like Arabian Horse, he too ran fast but got tired and was thrown out of the contest. He should blame himself for remaining out of national politics. Otherwise, Gadkari would have been the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate,“ Muttemwar sarcastically said.