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Netas embrace Social media to reach out to voters

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In this time of social media boom the want to be netas are not leaving any stone unturned which will make them woo the voters. Facebook page is the most favorite of them all, and we hardly found any neta on Twitter. 

The Facebook pages seem to be maintained by someone from their media cell and not much of interaction is seen.

Politicians are using the platform for campaigning and post pictures of the voluntary service carried out by them. Now with most of them on Facebook, the real war among them is to check who’s got the maximum hits. Politicians are posting pictures of them doing humanitarian service and photos from the stock with some prominent leaders.

Each day new photos are shared of the pad yarta and other canvasing done by the candidates.
Here is a list of Candidates who were on Facebook and we could find (this list is not exhaustive)

Candidate NameFB LikesPage Started onPage
Nagesh Sakhare42328 March, 2013http://www.facebook.com/Nagesh4BelgaumNorth
Abhay patil 32121 March, 2013http://www.facebook.com/mlaabhaypatil
Anil M Potdar35718 April, 2013http://www.facebook.com/AnilMPotdar
Basavraj Javali6207 april, 2013http://www.facebook.com/Mr.Javali
Sambhaji Patil22523 April, 2013http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shri-Sambhaji-Patil/103203176548974
Kiran Jadhav6115 April, 2013http://www.facebook.com/bjpkiranjadhav
As on 26 April, 2013 1600 hrs  

The twitter handle of Anil Potdar @Anil_M_Potdar has 7 followers.
Abhay Patil – @AbhayPatilMLA has just 4 followers

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