Panaji, July 8 (IANS) For the newly appointed state Congress president Shantaram Naik, toppling the incumbent BJP-led coalition government isn’t as much a priority as updating his iPad with party related information.
Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of a media conference on Saturday, Naik, who was appointed the state Congress chief on Friday, said that his top priority was to keep all information related to his party on his iPad so that it is available to him at his fingertips.
“I will store and save all the information (on the iPad). Normally, we ask the office to get us a list of these things. Those things can be avoided if I open an iPad. Therefore I will be using the IPad so that the information is on my table,” Naik said.
Naik, a sitting Rajya Sabha MP, also said that he was the first Member of Parliament to read his speech in the Upper House using the Apple device.
“And may I mention, that I was the first person to use an iPad while giving a speech in the Rajya Sabha. All others started later on,” Naik said.
Incidentally, Naik also regularly uses his iPad while reading out his official statements during press conferences as well as for releasing statements to the media.
The Congressman said that he had updated his iPad with information related to the Constitution of India, Criminal Procedure Code and the Congress party manifesto (for the recently concluded February polls).
“I will upload the Constitution, CrPC, Congress manifesto and an updated list of party workers, so that everything is in the palm of my hands,” Naik said, adding that toppling the current BJP-led coalition government wasn’t at the top of his list of priorities.
“It is not our top priority. My top priority is building the party,” Naik said.