By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar:
BJP Odisha Chief Basant Panda can’t spell his constituency
No more he is a minister, but his twitter handle says something different. The Nayagarh MLa and ex-minister Dr. Arun Kumar Sahoo’s twitter account @aksahoo_odisha declares him as “Minister of State (Ind.)Panchayati Raj & Law Odisha(2014 to present) .”
The Odisha BJP chief and Nuapada MLA Basant Kumar panda is now very much active in social media. But it seems, he doesn’t know the spelling of his own constituency Nuapada. The spelling of his constituency name is wrongly spelled both in Odia and English on his twitter account @basantpandabjp.
Arun Kumar Sahoo has only 765 followers in twitter and he is not active since 22nd February 2016. Basant Panda has 2323 followers and his last tweet was on 22nd July 2017.
At the time when social media makes us close to each other, politicians too try to use it in smart way. Following the foot step of central government, Naveen Patnaik led Odisha government is also using official twitter handles for all departments and portfolios.
To woo their followers, Odisha politicians are now seen frequently using Facebook and Twitter. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJD MP Baijayant Panda are ahead of other Odia politicians as far as “use of social media” is concerned. Naveen Patnaik has more than 5,26,000 followers in twitter while Dharmendra Pradhan has more than 4,60,000 and Baijayant Panda has more than 2,72,000 followers.