“Punjab Congress chief is organising a quiz on social media, and the winners stand to win shopping vouchers on Flipkart worth Rs 1500.”
Captain Amarinder Singh has already announced that 2017 would be his last elections. Desperate to make a mark, he is leaving no stone unturned to win the hearts of citizens of Punjab. Captain is banking on the wisdom of poll strategist, Prashant Kishor, who is the founder of Indian Political Awareness Committee (IPAC). A mastermind of Prashnat Kishor, a quiz campaign is being run on the official facebook page created by party, “Punjab Da Captain’.
It must be noted here that Captain gone al out to ensure that the party inducts Prashant Kishor for the poll campaign. Captain was so desperate that, he even went to shell out whopping Rs 300 crores charged by Prashant.
Self-publicity by Captain
Aimed at establishing deep-rooted connect with the voters of Punjab, it is nothing but sham exercise by Captain to promote by himself. It must be noted here that the quiz is mainly revolve around the Punjab Congress president Captain Amrinder Singh. Some of the questions asked in the quiz are – which is the first book written by him? Or, on what date did he take oath for first time as Punjab CM?
Public ire on social media
Meant to be run on social media, this campaign has backfired and drawing lot of flak on social media.
Like one of the users, Rajveer Sidhu, who commented on the page stating that:
“Gifts being offered by Captain are not going to help the poor and unemployed. Why should we get a gift for writing 140 words on problems of our Punjab? Captain, please stop exploiting problems of people for his political benefits.”