AAP’s outside networks

By : |April 25, 2016 0
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Seems like some extraordinary promotion for AamAadmi Party either by a dedicated social media team or may be some insider giving a sneak into party’s working.

Not really. This is no insider or anyone from the social media team but actually an “outsider”.
Two young IT professionals, Nishant Beria – who handles – ‘AAP Ka Mehta @DaaruBaazMehta‘ – twitter account, and Jitender Singh who goes by his own name @jitenderkhalsa have pipped the AamAadmi Party’s official social media in terms of impact.

According to the duo, the party is not being credited enough for its “refreshing outlook”, hence to spread “positivity” about AAP, they keep tweeting policy announcements and important pointers from press conferences. With the speed and accuracy of tweets, it looks like coming from insiders.

“AAP Ka Mehta” is followed by over 18,500 users while Singh’s account has over 8,500 followers. Together, they have posted over 80,000 tweets till date, which include newspaper clippings and videos that have been further shared by lakhs of AAP supporters.

“I have not met a single minister in the AAP government till date and have no inside information. You can describe me as a curator who collects information from across the internet before putting them out in the form of capsules,” says Singh.

“I scan through nearly 20 e-versions of newspapers before putting out the clippings highlighting the achievements of the government. I don’t have any connection with the party’s social media team,” he added.

But for the sake of causality, we will inform you that these accounts are used to “counter” another account that goes by the name ‘@DrunkVinodMehta’, who he terms as “anti-Kejriwal”. “That account used to praise KejriwalJi. But over time, it started spreading negativity and churning out tweets eulogising the Congress party. If you observe my tweets I don’t even target NarendraModi. I just want to make the discourse more positive,” Beria says.

Even though the duo has an enviable list of followers and they are doing a great job for the party, these accounts are not yet followed by Arvind Kejriwal himself. “But we are yet to be followed by Chief Minister ArvindKejriwal,” said Beria. Singh, who works with a BPO in the national capital, says, “I wish he follows us but he retweets our posts, though.”

Because of the growing popularity and diligence, the party recently asked the duo to join its official social media team, but it was turned down by the duo due to lack of time.


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