The TDP and the YSRCP are studies in contrast. While the YSRCP is negligent about social media, the TDP is very particular about being active and aggressive on social media. Interestingly, even among the social media activists who are in favour of the YSRCP, there is some kind of disillusionment.
While Chandrababu was in power, the YSRCP social media activists braved police cases and repression to voice their dissent. They highlighted the acts of omission and commission of the TDP regime. But, even after YS Jagan took over, the cases are continuing for speaking up for the YSRCP. For instance, several YSRCP social media activists are now facing CBI cases on charges of abusing the judges. Prominent social media activist Lingareddy Rajasekhara Reddy, who is from Mutukuru in Pulivendula, the home turf of CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, has been arrested by the CBI officials. This has sent alarm bells ringing among the YSRCP activists. Many social media activists feel that the party would not come to their rescue in case of need. As a result, many of those who waged relentless battles are now remaining silent.
The TDP is taking advantage of this. It is activating its social media wing. The TDP has appointed presidents and secretaries of the Digital TDP wings iin 25 Lok Sabha constituencies. These appointments were made by AP TDP chief Kinjarapu Atchen Naidu. The TDP social media wings are getting active. What about the YSRCP wing?