Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made the announcement on X
Delhi Chief Minister joined WhatsApp's new 'Channel' feature to "connect" with the people of the National Capital and provide "latest information and updates on the Delhi government's achievements"
Meta-owned WhatsApp recently launched its Telegram-like feature called 'Channels' in India and 150 other countries - A one-way broadcast for people to connect with celebrities, and leaders and join groups of their interest.
In a statement, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said the launch of the channel reinforces the commitment of the Delhi government to foster a more "personal connection" with the people.
The Chief Minister made the announcement on X and said, "We've launched the Chief Minister of Delhi's official WhatsApp Channel. Stay connected here for the latest updates on your government's work and initiatives."
In the first message on his Channel, Arvind Kejriwal shared photos of senior citizens leaving for a pilgrimage to Rameswaram recently under the 'Mukhya Mantri Teerth Yatra Yojna'.
Mr Kejriwal's Channel has over 23,000 followers, the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said, requesting people to join the group for all the latest updates on policies, and decisions taken by the Delhi government that is working "relentlessly" to make the national capital a world-class city, it said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also joined WhatsApp Channels and achieved a milestone of over one million subscribers in a day. Within minutes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first post on his Channel had hundreds of reactions.