BENGALURU: Politicians are increasingly using smart phones anf social networking sites as a tool to further their political agenda but “technologically challenged” chief minister Siddaramaiah is an exception.

“I do have a mobile phone but I use it only when needed. I do not have a smart phone and all my social media stuffs are handled by my personal staffs,” said Siddaramaiah after launching a digital Kannada portal here on Sunday.

“I simply find life and work generally far easier without carrying my phone. Otherwise I feel very irritant when it is with me. I keep getting calls sometimes even after midnight. But my personal staffs attends and pass on the information” the CM said candidly.

Former law minister and senior politician added he has made a conscious effort not to use social networking sites. “I decided against twitter after a fellow politician received adverse comments on twitter. So it’s better to stay clear,” he added.

Enjoying human company is more rewarding than repeatedly looking at your phone, Nanaiah said and argued that the main reason for couples to fight is smartphone. “What more one can expect if the spouses keep glued to smartfones, to constantly see updates,” he added.

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Source: TOI-BGLR