India’s first-time MPs take to Twitter to share their #First100Days

By Payal Kamat
Monday, 30 September 2019

Twitter is the best and fastest place to see what’s happening in India and across the world. As the 17th Lok Sabha completes its first 100 days, Twitter India joined hands with India Foundation to release a video series, titled "First 100 Days",  that featured nine first-time Members of Parliament (MP).

In line with our commitment to serve the public conversation, the series enabled these first-time MPs to share their vision for a new India and aspirations for the respective constituencies with Indian citizens across the length and breadth of the country as well as those living overseas. This also gave them an opportunity to speak about issues close to the heart of their communities, such as agriculture, employment, adoption of emerging technology, water conservation and povert, amongst others. 

Recorded in English, Hindi and their respective regional languages, the series featured:

Arvind Dharmapuri, Nizamabad, Telangana

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The MP for Nizamabad states,“Twitter empowers me to discuss new ideas and understand people better. I have also effectively leveraged the service to resolve issues faced by Non-Resident Indians from Nizamabad Constituency."

Jothimani, Karur, Tamil Nadu

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The MP from Karur, Tamil Nadu said, “Twitter is a powerful platform that allows me to interact with people,  share views and seek suggestions. It enables to keep the public updated on my work and performance.”

Pratima Bhoumik, Tripura West, Tripura

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संसद के सदस्य के रूप में पहले 100 दिन पूरे करने पर @PratimaBhoumik ने बताया कि कैसे ट्विटर के माध्यम से उन्हें जनता से लगातार जुड़े रहने का अवसर मिलता है|

Follow the other MPs that have been featured in the series, and tune into their first 100 day plans: 

Aparajita Sarangi, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa

Dr. Rajdeep Roy, Silchar, Assam

Jamyang Tsering Namgya, Ladakh 

Raju Bista, Darjeeling, West Bengal 

Sri Krishna Devarayalu Lavu, Narasaraopet, Andhra Pradesh 

Queen Oja, Guwahati, Assam 

Follow India Foundation to watch the "First 100 Days" series on Twitter. The series will culminate with a live panel discussion on the platform, where some of the featured MPs will come together to discuss their lives as Parliamentarians, plans for their respective constituencies and how they can collaborate for India’s development and growth. Stay tuned! 

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Payal Kamat


Sr. Associate, Public Policy and Government, Twitter India

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