UP polls: Wooing voters through Facebook

Kanpur, Jan 4: With assembly elections round the corner in Uttar Pradesh, many candidates have created Facebook accounts to woo voters.

The candidates, who have been allotted party tickets, have started taking the help of Internet to connect themselves with voters.

Samajwadi Party candidate from Aryanagar Assembly seat, Jitendra Bahadur Singh, has appealed to the electorate on social networking website Facebook to vote for him.

"Through Facebook, I am able to connect myself with the people and they get a chance to directly interact with me," Singh told PTI.

Samajwadi Party candidate from Sisamau constituency, Irfan Solanki, has opened three Facebook accounts to woo young voters and appealed to them to participate in the election.

"I remain online through my mobile phone and people are able to connect with me through Facebook account," Solanki said.

Congress candidate from Kidwainagar seat and MLA, Ajay Kapoor, has provided information regarding the development work done by him in his constituency via internet.

Union minister and local MP Sriprakash Jaiswal also has a Facebook account and it is updated by his office.

Assembly polls in the state will take place in seven phases from February four to 28.


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