With just months away from the 16th Lok Sabha election, Indian political parties are soaring with public meetings and rallies. But they are missing a big part through this, their main voters ‘Youth’ who are more on the social networking world. To tap on them, world’s biggest social networking site Facebook has partnered with Indian media companies Newslaundry and NDTV to bring facebook Talks Live to India, where top national and regional leaders will host live sessions with a main focus on upcoming general election.
In this live sessions, one can ask their leaders Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav and Lalu Prasad Yadav, questions on their priorities and agenda for the country.
Eminent journalist and Editor in Chief of Newslaundry.com, Madhu Trehan will ask the users questions to the leaders on Facebook Talks Live which will be telecast LIVE on NDTV news channel along with livestreamed on facebook Talks (talks.facebooklive.com). If you got any question to ask, head to Facebook India page (FacebookIndia) and post your questions as comments in the relevant posts from February 20, 2014.
First guest to the Facebook Talks Live is Bharatiya Janata Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. One can ask the future Prime minister of Indian about his policy and agendas. The live session will take place on March 3 at 8pm IST and users can post questions as comments on the following post embedded below.
Recently social media giant Facebook partnered with Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) to offer ‘Know Your Neta’ USSD based service that provides voters with up-to-date candidates’ information to help them make a correct decision on who will rule the country.