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West Bengal: This Cooch Behar shopkeeper is BJP’s ‘IT yoddha’ who manages 1,114 WhatsApp groups

According to Dipak Das, social media is a silent weapon and because of workers like him, the party is able to reach voters in places where it is not physically possible to campaign.

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Cooch Behar: Dipak Das, who runs a small pharmacy shop in Gopalpur village, is Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) district IT cell convenor. For the party, the 36-year-old social media maestro in Cooch Behar, which went for polls on Thursday in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

“I am an admin in 1,114 WhatsApp groups, I manage the party’s Facebook page and I organise Twitter trends,” Das was quoted as saying in an Indian Express report.

According to the 36-year-old, social media is a silent weapon and because of workers like him, the party is able to reach voters in places where it is not physically possible to campaign.

“I am an admin in 229 groups on one number, and 885 on another. In each group, there are a minimum of 30 people and maximum of 250. The numbers change every day as some leave and others are added. But I have no time to waste from 6 in the morning, during the air strikes in Pakistan we worked 24 hours straight,” Das said, according to the daily’s report.

“I have a motorbike but I can’t ride it. I need to keep my hands free all the time and watch my cellphone. Once our party puts out a message, we support it, like it, share it and start trending it,” Das adds.

Das claims that Trinamool has more fake accounts than them and the fake accounts are used to penetrate into TMC’ groups.

“We have a wide network. They keep a watch, and send us pictures and videos of Opposition leaders and workers caught in scandals,” Das adds, “Recently, someone posted a picture of a local Opposition leader in a compromising position. We immediately made it viral”.

Das also said, he shares important news, too, and engage in debates on various issues as “no one will follow you or become your friend on Facebook if you post only party messages”.

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