AGP to enhance mass contact through social media

Eye on polls, regional party harps on boosting image

GUWAHATI: Ahead of the 2021 Assembly polls, the Asom Gana Parishad, an ally in the BJP-led Assam government, has decided put emphasis on social media to boost the party’s image by establishing greater communication with masses, particularly at the grassroots.

The regional party, not known to be as active on social media like the ruling BJP, convened a central committee meeting chaired by its president, Atul Bora at the party office here on Wednesday.

Office-bearers of the party’s sister organisations such as Asom Mahila Parishad, Asom Yuva Parishad and  Asom Chatra Parishad attended the meeting.

Later, addressing the media, Bora said that the changed circumstances brought about by COVID-19 have prompted the party to focus on social media as a significant tool to enhance communication with the masses.

“The Assembly elections in the state are not even a year away and already two months have been lost due to the pandemic-triggered lockdown. However, with the changing circumstances, we have resolved to be more active on social media and towards this end our party workers have been requested to take all necessary measures in the coming days,” Bora said.

The party is focusing on 85 Assembly constituencies in the state.

“We will also enhance communication with our workers through video conferencing and keep discussions going,” he said.

The meeting also discussed about the need to adhere to all COVID-19 safety protocols in the state. “COVID-19 has changed people’s life and over the past two months, all-out efforts were on to contain the spread of the virus. Therefore, I request our workers to keep monitoring people at the quarantine centres across the state so that the protocols are strictly followed,” Bora said,

In view of the first wave of the floods in the state, the party president further emphasised on the need for members to stay as close to the people as possible and ensure that the flood-affected people get relief and are rehabilitated.

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