Twitter campaign to drum up support - ECAS Punjab

Twitter campaign to drum up support

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Sameer Singh

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, December 2

To mobilise support for farmers' agitation against the Centre's new farm laws, an online campaign — Tractor2twitr — is exhorting farmers to create maximum accounts on the microblogging and social networking website to raise awareness and seek support for the agitation at the domestic and international levels.

The online campaign was originally started by an engineer from Jartuali village in Ludhiana district around three days ago. It has garnered massive support in India and overseas. Its Twitter handle is trending on the top of the microblogging website.

Bhavjit Singh (38), brainchild of the online campaign who himself comes from a family of farmers said, "A Jat or a farmer in Punjab is not so tech-savvy while standing for or against any government policy. He can start a movement at the ground-level, but the lack of presence on digital platform often fails to build momentum for such campaign. So I decided to do my bit and started a campaign that can garner support for the farmers' agitation."

Gurlabh Singh Mahal, president of Sanvidhan Bachao Manch, said, "Our members and other farm organisations have been conducting door-to-door activity as well as exhorting people online. We believe that even if we manage create 25,000 accounts as part of the campaign, it will leverage unprecedented support for our cause."



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