Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicBJP IT cell

Topic: BJP IT cell

From ‘I had idli’ to political megaphone, how tiny Twitter punches above its weight in India

Twitter has far less reach than WhatsApp or even Facebook, so why do political parties think it’s so important?

BJP turns focus on UP IT cell, lays out strategy to boost social media presence for polls

The BJP is in the process of enrolling 1,63,000 IT coordinators and members for its social media units to be set up across the Uttar Pradesh.

Introspection — ‘New Year resolution’ for political parties & Modi’s call for facts

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘Manipulated media’ — Twitter flags BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya’s farmer protest tweet

Malviya had claimed Rahul Gandhi’s tweet showing a cane-wielding policeman charging an old farmer was ‘propaganda’, but fact-checkers have shown it was real.

Justice for SSR campaign is now a free-for-all abuse circus. BJP IT cell has been overtaken

Behind the campaign to get ‘justice’ for Sushant Singh Rajput is a troll army that has replaced middle-class Indians who were grieving the loss of a young Bollywood actor.

First Sushma Swaraj, now Subramanian Swamy. BJP IT cell is cannibalising its own

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has demanded the party sack various anonymous IT cell members, including their chief Amit Malviya.

Locker room boys to IT cell men: India’s rape culture grows without shame or consequences

If Delhi school boys on Instagram privately plan to rape underage girls, then men from IT cells of political parties publicly threaten women on Twitter and Facebook.

Indians are fighting against coronavirus and BJP IT cell is fighting against Indians

Amit Shah had once said BJP workers have the power to make anything go viral, even fake news. The IT cell is proving just that during a global pandemic.

BJP vs AAP memes: Have Delhi elections been reduced to a battle of IT cells?

The campaigning for Delhi assembly election seems to have become a meme fest between the IT cells of the BJP and AAP.

Injured infants in images viral on social media are not victims of Citizenship Act protests

Some social media users, including a member of BJP’s IT Cell, shared images of wounded children claiming they were injured during the Citizenship Act protests.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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