Politicians and their supporters’ presence on Twitter is strong and increasing. That's what I found after spending some time since Yousaf Raza Gilini
was ousted by Supreme Court and PPP started process to bring in a new candidate to “save democracy.” Twitter that attracts more than 100 million users, allows people to create a list of Twitter users they follow. I created a list for some more vocal accounts which I found affiliated with one of the political parties. Some of these Twitter accounts have good following.
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has been nominated for PM Of Pakistan. The PPP finally named Raja Pervaiz Ashraf as its nominee for PM. Ironically, some "tweeple" - a term used to describe people who use Twitter - have created named Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has been named as Rental Raja (also Raja Rental) and yes this is trending since the announcement. Their Twitter timelines are full of stories about cases against Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and details of all allegations against him. That is to the power of Twitter micro blogging.
The nature of Twitter, which is a wide open public forum, means that the presence of political activists on the site is expected to increase. Join the party, it is one 24 hours.
Here are some of the tweets on the subject:
@iqbalxaidi: Indeed BB must be turning in her grave on Raja Rental being made PM. Every day is April Fool's day in #Pakistan some how! WTF
@WaqasSarwarr: Now available... Pakistan for Rent... interested parties may get in touch with PM Raja Rental.
@Dr_Khan: I see the point of making Raja Rental the shortterm PM he will be: He will be disqualified too for 5 years .... /via @KamranShafi46
@SaeedShah: So is Faisal Saleh Hayat withdrawing his charges of massive corruption against Raja Rental? Will be a bit awkward round the Cabinet table
@betterpakistan: PPP's democracy now of corruption, for corruption, and by corruption. Raja Rental is PM candidate. No wonder Jamshed Dasti in waiting. Shame
@betterpakistan: Ch Shujaat accompanied Faisal Saleh Hyat to press charges against Rental Raja in SC now Q League supporting Raja Rental as PM. What a joke!
@Maria_Memon: Raja Rental makes Gilani look good.
@farhan_raja: The nomination of Raja Rental Pervaiz signifies ethical and moral shallowness of our political elite. #PPP #ANP #MQM #PML-Q
Follow #Rental Raja
this has tag on twitter for more.
Labels: Load Shedding, Raja Rental, Rental Raja
posted by S A J Shirazi @ Friday, June 22, 2012,
Ali Akbar said...
U must have learnt by now that after securing votes of 211 corrupt MNAs, Rental Raja has been elected as "Mental Raja". He was born in Sindh, Educated in Sindh& speaks Sindhi fluently. So who other such stooge was available to Zardari with these qualities.
Raja Rental got his son in law employed as Doctor with PIA at London by blackmailing Ahmed Mukhtar in the 1st month of his taking oath as WAPDA Minister.
"Tweeples" to stop worrying about him. He is much more Loyal to his Mentor.
Saying in Punjabi,"Don't kill a bad one; kill his Mother, so that she may not produce another one"
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