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Amit Shah now part of 1,800 WhatsApp groups to curb fake news

By oneindia staff

New Delhi, July 21: The Delhi BJP has formed hundreds of WhatsApp groups with its national president Amit Shah as a member in each of them for providing "direct information" and stem fake news.

Amit Shah

In the run-up to the 2019 general elections, BJP's Delhi unit leaders are revising teams upto Mandal-level and bringing the party office bearers and workers on various social media platforms, including WhatsApp.

"We are trying to bring all the party office bearers and workers on social media platforms. So far, over 1800 WhatsApp groups have been formed and the number is increasing. The move is aimed to provide direct information and stem fake news," said Neelkant Bakshi, Head (media relations) and co-incharge of Delhi BJP's social media unit.

Each WhatsApp group will have contact numbers of Amit Shah and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, he said.

In a meeting last month, Amit Shah had cautioned social media savvy workers and his party leaders against posting fake news and spreading false messages on social media platforms, saying it hurt the party's credibility.

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