Now, various apps have emerged as the new tools of communication and are used for ministerial works and party meetings.

MUMBAI: As the coronavirus outbreak and resultant curbs bring sweeping changes in life, ministers and politicians in Maharashtra have taken to technology in a big way to keep in touch with their constituents, conduct meetings and carry out official responsibilities.

With social distancing becoming the new way of life and lockdown forcing people to stay indoors, they are extensively tapping social media platforms and new-age tools to reach out to members of the public and political workers.

Abhijit Sapkal, general secretary of the Maharashtra Congress and head of its social media cell, said the lockdown has made politicians take the corporate sector route to conduct their activities.

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