Wrong information on social media can give people in power sleepless nights, said the state power minister, addressing an audience of current and former legislators here Wednesday.
"Social media is very vocal...It may not have been so strong during your (former MLAs') tenure. Social media is so strong now," he said.
"If the information is right then there should not be curbs," Cabral said, adding that social media is becoming a source of stress.
Sometimes statements which politicians have never made are attributed to them and people begin to believe them as "facts of life", he said.
"Curbs on social media are required so that people in the positions (of responsibility), specially politicians can enjoy a good sleep. We, as Indians, should be able to get peaceful sleep. Your sleep is disturbed when allegations are levelled without any reason," the minister said.
He also said that people's expectations from legislators "never decrease, in fact they keep on increasing".
"The more work you do, the expectations rise," Cabral said.
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