Ahmedabad : Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday hosted a “Twitter Town hall” and answered people’s questions through the popular micro-blogging site. Questions were put to him using the tag #AskVijayRupani.
While Mr Rupani and ruling BJP termed the initiative as a huge success, opposition Congress and Aam Aadmi Party claimed that the Chief Minister could not answer most of the questions.
As per a government release, as many as 20,000 questions were asked to Mr Rupani during the day.
Replying to several questions about the fix-pay regime in Gujarat, Mr Rupani tweeted that fix-pay employees working with the government on five-year contract will be inducted as regular employees.
On traffic congestion, Mr Rupani informed that 45 cities in Gujarat will be covered under a comprehensive CCTV project to ease the problem.
He also answered questions on Patidar and Dalit agitations, corruption, security situation in the wake of Uri terror attack, etc.
Senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela claimed that Rupani tried to copy “another BJP leader” and failed.
“Rupani tried to copy the idea of another BJP leader but miserably failed. It was a total fiasco as he could not answer most of the questions,” said Mr Vaghela.
AAP too pooh-poohed the initiative.
“Even after thousands of questions poured in, Mr Rupani could not answer a single one. Despite the fact that this program was a total failure, Mr Rupani tweeted that it met with huge success,” said AAP in a statement.