Congress Party's past and future president Rahul Gandhi has joined Telegram. He feels this will help him increase his social media profile. He can reach out to the youths and interact with them, he feels.
But when this news was put out, not many senior Congress leaders understood what telegram was. They made enquiries about it and spoke even to the media people to know about it. It was only after that they realised that this was like Whatsapp and Twitter and made a beeline to join it. Seniors like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sanjay, Anil Shastri and others rushed in to open telegram accounts.
Congress Party's young leader believes that he can reach out to the youth using this app. Rahul Gandhi is active on the social media platforms like the Twitter and the Facebook and is usually busy criticising Narendra Modi.