In the last Lok Sabha polls, social media campaigns worked well for BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. This could have inspired Siddaramaiah to join the internet community. A number of young politicians in the state are active in social media.
Siddaramaiah's facebook account - facebook.com/cmofkarnataka and his twitter handle @cmofkarnataka will be managed by a team of officers in close coordination with the chief minister, a Deccan Herald report said. The CM's website - www.cmkarnataka.gov.in - will provide information on his programmes, updates on the events he attends, details of his political career and links to various departments of the government etc.
Siddaramaiah will tweet on a regular basis and post messages on Facebook on issues concerning the State, said the report.
Gradually, the CM's website will be developed into a platform wherein the public can post their grievances as comments or mails.