Sheila Dikshit is the latest to join the rung of political leaders who have interacted with members of the general public through Google hangouts. She will interact with people on 30th November at 12:30 PM. What is interesting to note is that the web link [ http://www.sheiladikshit.net/hangout.php ] of the invitation to connect with her on her hangout are not working (Last checked at 14:09 IST).
The good old door-to-door campaigning is still as good but leaders have added new arsenal in their election campaigns by taking to the tools of new media. Google Hangouts are proving to be an effective method to reach out to the voters especially young ones as BJP and Congress, two main parties in Delhi Assembly electoral foray are using them to reach out to the young people online.
BJP has also started an initiative; ‘Namo Connect’ where BJP leaders hold hangouts with people and these hangouts are recorded and also broadcast live over the web.