It is really interesting to see a cabinet minister responding to public grievances in a social networking forum like Twitter.com and responding to requests from common people. It had never happened before that a minister responds to a tweet and gets a job done!
Here is the time line how it happened:
1. User Jivanzone tweets about Tarun Nagar drain blockage.
2. northeastblog retweets it.
3. Himanta Biswa Sarma replies
Dr, Himanta Biswa Sarma is currently cabinet Minister of Assam with important port folios like Health & Family Welfare, Guwahati City Development, Information Technology, Science & Legislative. HBS ( as he is known in internet forums) has been quite active in Twitter with more than 1100 followers which is increasing.
He has been credited with revolutionary changes in health sector in Assam. He has been sending children of Assam to Bangalore for heart operation regularly and tweeting about it for quite a time now.
Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma has been replying to tweets related to his work regularly. It is good to see an Assam minister active on internet forum and addressing public grievances.