Congress has decided to rope in Actor- Politician Ramya as new head of its Digital Communications, placing her in charge of its social media and IT.Ms Ramya, 34, was a popular star in Kannada films. She joined the Congress in 2012 and has served as an MP from Mandya Constituency. She has over 4.83k followers on Twitter.
Her new role has not officially been announced yet, but sources confirmed party boss Rahul Gandhi has vetted her position. Ms Ramya replaces Deepinder Hooda, 39, who founded the IT wing and ran it for five years, without any exceptional resuts. Sources told that Mr. Rahul Gandhi felt the need for someone more aggressive to take charge of its digital brand. Ms Ramya has been described by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor as an “authentic liberal voice to the national conversation.” Her posts are often bold and opinionated and positioned to bait the ruling BJP, whose social media reach and initiative is immense.Senior congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar refused to comment on Ms Ramya’s promotion stating only that changes are to be announced soon.
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