"People want greater opportunities, awareness and living conditions. Inspite of so much propaganda, you see what happened in Uttar Pradesh... Some people have attributed it (the losses) to EVMs. Now there is a new dimension added to EVMs. EVM is 'Every Vote Modi'. You press any button, vote goes to Modi," he said jokingly.
Mr Naidu, who is the Information and Broadcasting, wondered that if Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were indeed manipulated, then why did the Congress win in Punjab and AAP in Delhi. "If it is so (manipulation of EVMs), why did it not happen in Punjab? Why did it not happen to Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi?," he asked.
Mr Naidu was addressing the valedictory session of the Conference on Communicating India in New Delhi. He said communication is a critical factor in the governance agenda and has become the most important aspect in the country's development. He said there is a "new hunger" in the younger generation and they are no longer impressed by sloganeering, provocations, or fundamentalist approach. "They want development and to be a part of the development story. They want fruits of development to reach them. So, there is a new hunger. That hunger is making politicians and political parties change their agenda," he said.
He also appreciated Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Suresh Prabhu for using social media to connect with the people and solving their problems.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extensively uses Twitter to communicate his thoughts and ideas and also uses the radio for his 'Mann ki Baat' programme to reach out to the people.
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