Rahul Gandhi said that social media companies can help any party win elections. Systematic bias is being applied and my social media handles are a living example of it.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Raised questions on social media. On Wednesday, he said elections can be rigged through social media and any party can win elections if social media companies want. Without naming any party, he further said that an ideology and its leaders are promoting communal violence as a strategic weapon to create disparity in the society. Gandhi India Jora Yatra time worker Medha Patkar And Jiji Parikh He said these things during an exchange of views with the members of the civic organization under its leadership.
Rahul said, ‘Even though EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) are secured, Indian elections can be rigged through social media. Big social media companies can make any party win elections if they want. Superstitions are systematically practiced out there and my social media handles are a living example of that.
What did Medha Patkar say?
A Congress statement said that during the meeting, the delegates raised relevant issues such as political democracy and communal harmony. On political democracy, Patkar said that it is not limited to doubts about EVMs, it means matching VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) is crucial. Patkar called for citizens’ participation in the drafting and preparation of manifestos of all parties. He said that legal reforms should be made to make the manifesto mandatory for all political parties.
Irrfan highlighted the issue of polarization
Referring to the relevance of strengthening gram sabhas and local bodies, Patkar said that Mahatma Gandhi envisioned it. He emphasized on reforming laws like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and the Labor Act to benefit farmers. Human rights activist Irfan Engineer raised issues of communal discrimination, polarization.
In response, Gandhi said, ‘Communal violence is being propagated as an ideology and its leaders as a strategic weapon to create disparity in society.’ Gandhi will stay in Akola for the night along with those involved in the yatra and leave for Buldhana on Thursday. (input from language)