For the first time ever in the history of Indian politics, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee shared a 360-degree video of an election campaign rally held in Burdwan Town on her Facebook page. The rally led by Banerjee was attended by thousands of people earlier this week.
In the post, she wrote that, “I am happy to share with all of you the new Facebook 360-degree video that is being used for the very first time ever, for any election campaign in India…My salute to the Ma-Maati-Manush for their overwhelming enthusiasm and participation…Yes, Trinamool is winning”.
The video has gone viral in the social networking site as her followers from across the globe started sharing it. In the first 22 hours, 18,000 people have viewed the video and it was shared by 466 users of the social networking site. At the same time, many had given their comments congratulating her for bringing such a development in the state in the past-four-and-a half years.
Dragging on the 360 degree video Banerjee was found marching in the rally with thousands of people surrounding her. The policemen were found tackling the crowd as people were trying to get her glimpse. It may be mentioned that this is the first time ever when the technology of 360 degree video on Facebook has been utilised for election campaign. In the 1.15 minute video the party supremo was found attending the rally in front of the Curzon Gate, which is a landmark in itself.
Banerjee had always been active on the social networking site and has posted the video footages depicting the real picture of West Bengal after four-and-half-years of Trinamool Congress government. Today, she has posted a video in which the success story of a man from north 24-Parganas has been depicted. In the video the person Dalim Jana narrated how thrust on creation of water bodies and providing tools has facilitated him in developing fisheries in cooperative mode. He has reaped big benefits from it. Recently, she had been online on Facebook for around half-an-hour and took direct questions from people. She replied to all the questions which were asked during the interaction session through the social networking site. There were many occasions, when Banerjee raised her concerns using Twitter. She had earlier tweeted that she was concerned with the sharp increase in the price of medicines as it has left a direct impact on the lives of common people.