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MHA appoints 'consultants' to manage its social media accounts

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A key member associated with the BJP Information Technology (IT) cell was appointed by Ministry of Home Affairs as a "consultant" to effectively handle its social media accounts.

Navrang S.B. has been the part of BJP's office modernisation committee. He was part of a key BJP team during the 2014 general elections. Based in Lucknow then, Mr. Navrang was also handling the account of BJP's Internet TV channel Yuva TV.

Two more BJP workers — Ravi Ranjan and Shishir Tripathi — were also appointed to handle social media accounts of the ministry.

Mr. Navrang and others will be paid Rs 70,000 each for rendering the services.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh already has a full fledged team to project the ministry's work in social media. This includes officials from Press Information Bureau (PIB) under Information and Broadcasting Ministry and his personal team.

Meanwhile, MHA has said Mr. Navrang was not part of BJP IT cell, and he was associated with a private firm engaged by BJP during Uttar Pradesh elections.


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