A week after JAN KI BAAT Founder & CEO Pradeep Bhandari wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to join #DeshKaSocialMedia, sources say he could soon join homegrown app KOO
A source based news piece in leading daily Economic Times says Prime Minister Narendra Modi could join home grown Aatmanirbhar app ‘KOO’. This significant development comes just 7 days after ‘JAN KI BAAT’ founder and CEO, Pradeep Bhandari, through an open letter on Twitter & Koo, requested Prime Minister Modi & PMO to join ‘Bharatiya social media’ & consider using it as the official channel of communication with people of India. As per the news piece posted on the Twitter page of Economic Times, sources said that Government of India could soon start using KOO as its first channel of communication, giving the platform a 1-3 hour headstart before Twitter. The newspiece also goes on to quote sources to say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could join KOO after more traction builds on the app. Ministers who may soon join the desi social media app, will first post information there after which a link will be copy pasted on Twitter. The suggestions in Pradeep’s letter that became a huge talking point on social media could now become a reality with the Government also thinking on the same lines.
Recently, KOO hit national headlines after the Ministry of Electronics, Information and Technology, responded to its Twitter blog-post citing ‘Freedom of Expression’ as a reason for not initiating sufficient action against 1000+ handles for spreading misinformation on the Farmers protest. In the last one month, the KOO app has seen an unprecedented surge in downloads with multiple prominent personalities & A listers also having joined it. Among top ministers on the platform for now are Commerce minister Piyush Goyal & Law and I-T Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
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‘Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi always leads the way with innovative ideas. If he joins Desh Ka Social Media, it will encourage entrepreneurs to take steps & make India achieve data sovereignty’, said Pradeep Bhandari reacting to the development