Nana Patole lighting the lamp. Alka Lamba, Rohan Gupta, Vishal Muttemwar, Vilas Muttemwar, Abhijeet Wanjari, Ramkrishna Ojha and others are watching. (Photo by Anil Futane)
MPCC’s two-day social media conclave begins in the city
“Social media is an influential and solid platform through which any thought can be disseminated. Unfortunately, the Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to divide society by misusing this medium. We want to make constructive use of social media. Through social media, the Congress will highlight the facts and build a united society,” said Nana Patole, Chairperson of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC). He was speaking at the opening of the two-day conclave on social media. The conclave organized by the social media unit of the MPCC was inaugurated on Saturday in Vanamati. All India Social Media Chief Rohan Gupta, Congress Spokesperson Alka Lamba, Social Media Expert Amey Tirodkar, State Social Media Chief Vishal Muttemwar, MP and Chairman of the Municipal Congress Vikas Thakre, MLC Abhijeet Wanjari and Spokesperson Atul Londhe were seated on the dais. Vishal Muttemwar gave a brief idea of the need to organize the conclave. “Some political parties try to divide society by politicizing caste and religion. We will join the people and try to spread the Congress ideology to the masses,” Muttemwar said. National leaders join today The conclave will be held at the Solitaire Banquet hall on Wadi-Hingna road on Sunday. Nana Patole, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, Alka Lamba, Jairam Ramesh, Sachin Rao, Pawan Khera and other leaders will attend the conclave.
“Not interested in publicizing the issue of Hanuman Chalisa recital” “We have strong faith in our religion. I am Hindu. I never leave home without reciting Hanuman Chalisa. In the month of Shravan, I organize a big event dedicated to Lord Hanuman and I do not advertise such events. Faith-related functions should not be advertised. Congress is not interested in inflaming such issues,” said MPCC leader Nana Patole. He was in Nagpur to attend the national conclave organized by the party’s social media chief, Vishal Muttemwar, in Vanamati. Patole, while speaking to the media, said, “There are more important issues than the issue of reciting Hanuman Chalisa, and these should get attention. On the Congress position on the extensive work done by the BJP on social media, Patole said, “We will bring the reality before the people. We will train our staff to sensitize the masses for constructive work. Congress wants to save the nation. We see this as our responsibility. If Priyanka Gandhi agrees to challenge Maharashtra’s Rajya Sabha polls then we will welcome her choice, Patole said.