Why Don’t Sitaram Yechury and Rahul Gandhi Want to be on Twitter?

Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury, Dravid, Ranbir, Arnab Goswami are NOT on Twitter. How cool is that! Tweet and tell us 

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When the erudite and articulate Sitaram Yechury was nominated CPI(M) chief, there was talk of how he is one personality who should be on Twitter. But wasn’t.

Fact is, Yechury is not alone. The Quint drew up a list of five people who should be on Twitter, but have clearly figured that they will not have an identity crisis without a Twitter handle.

Whom do you want to see online? Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.

Check out the five we selected who don't seem to give two tweets about Twitter!

1. Rahul Gandhi

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(Photo: PTI)

He stood up for Net Neutrality, but is missing from the net himself. Now, you don’t have to be gay to stand up for LGBT rights or an animal to stand up for animal rights, but India’s perennial political ’youth icon’, Rahul Gandhi could perhaps benefit from direct interaction with the public. He might even get a better sense of the public mood than relying on his close group of advisors.

2. Arnab Goswami

Why Don’t Sitaram Yechury and Rahul Gandhi Want to be on Twitter?

A fake twitter account in Arnab Goswami’s name was able to get 44,000 people to follow it. That is proof enough of how much the Twitterati would love to see Times Now’s editor-in-chief articulate his sermons and arguments in 140 characters.

3. Sitaram Yechury

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(Photo: PTI)

The big challenge for the Left is to regain the mass support it once commanded. Yechury could perhaps help the party’s fortunes a bit by connecting with the youth in Twitter. Or maybe not.

4. Rahul Dravid

(Photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)

Because he is Rahul Dravid. Period. He is one of India’s most beloved cricketers, arguably the most articulate of them all. Wouldn’t you like to know what his views are on...well, anything?

5. Ranbir Kapoor

(Photo: Reuters)
(Photo: Reuters)

The Bollywood star remains conspicuous in his absence on Twitter. And his father, Rishi Kapoor would certainly be happy to see Ranbir online too. 

Why Don’t Sitaram Yechury and Rahul Gandhi Want to be on Twitter?

So, whom would you like to see on Twitter? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

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