Rahul with Gauri Khan at a Kolkata Knight Riders match in IPL
India is an incredible country, with many challenges. While I will write many things on this blog about the challenges facing India, from traffic to economic growth, social media is important to Government 2.0 efforts there.
Rahul Gandhi is an important player in Indian politics. As an MP and the General Secretary of the Indian National Congress, he is being asked to join the national political fray on a regular basis. His famous mother, and of course, his grandmother, Indira Gandhi, have all had great influence on his upbringing and potential passion for politics.
And he may be well suited to work to bring Government 2.0 and its commitment to transparency to the world’s largest democracy.
India Today writes about RG’s following on Facebook. Apparently he may not have set up the page, but he is garnering fans rapidly. Certainly that is not enough to show whether he will be committed to open government, open data initiatives or accountability, transparency and engagement, but hey, it certainly can’t hurt.
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