1. Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: From chariots to WiFi, BJP plans to collect feedback from voters

Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: From chariots to WiFi, BJP plans to collect feedback from voters

BJP president Amit Shah launched ‘UP Ke Mann Ki Baat’, a campaign which is aimed at collecting “feedback”, from voters, in the form of grievances and suggestions.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 13, 2016 1:55 PM
Amit Shah flagged off 75 chariots, each of them painted in party colours and enabled with GPS, WiFi and LED. (PTI) Amit Shah flagged off 75 chariots, each of them painted in party colours and enabled with GPS, WiFi and LED. (PTI)

BJP president Amit Shah launched ‘UP Ke Mann Ki Baat’, a campaign which is aimed at collecting “feedback”, from voters, in the form of grievances and suggestions. He said the party would use it to draft its ‘vision document’ that would be released before the UP Assembly election, which is scheduled to be held early next year.

The party chief, as part of the campaign, flagged off 75 chariots, each of them painted in party colours and enabled with GPS, WiFi and LED.

In next one month and a half, these chariots will go to Assembly constituencies in the state and interact with people. Amit Shah, while talking to media persons, said that anybody can reach near the chariot and get his suggestions recorded. People can also use WiFi to post their suggestions on social media and the campaign’s website. He added that people can also take selfies with the huge cut-outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on each of these chariots.

For the campaign, more than 2,000 motorcycles, which are GPS-enabled, have been engaged in the campaign.Amit Shah added that these vehicles would go talk to people and collect their feedback.

The BJP will also put drop-boxes in several places across the state, where people can drop in a filled-up form acalled ‘akanksha patra’, mentioning the area’s problems such as law and order, electricity and education, among others.

The party has also announced a mobile number on which people can give a missed call and get a call back to record his suggestions for the party. The BJP president said that the campaign was planned to know what the people expected of the party, He also added that the party would draft an agenda on the basis of suggestions by the people.

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