Political parties asking people on the ground of what should they add in their manifesto, what works they want to be done from the next government etc is not a new phenomenon. But, now that process has become too easier. And Congress has taken a step forward in it.
The grand old party has started a new website to get inputs from Netizens. The party is also asking people on the ground, but the online process is way easier than the former.
Former finance minister and veteran leader of Congress, Mr P Chindambaram is selected as the chairman of the party’s manifesto for 2019 elections. Talking about their process, the Congress leader said, “We will ask people, encourage people, motivate people to tell us what they expect from the Congress and, should the Congress form the government, what they will expect from the government.”
The website URL is: manifesto dot inc dot in. Along with the website, a WhatsApp number is provided to the people for connecting to the party easily. A person who wants to submit his/her suggestions to the party has to fill one’s name, phone number and email address.
This, however, is not first of its own kind step. In past, a number of parties have used the same crowdsourcing method. In last elections, it was Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Admi Party which sought suggestions from people. The government also has a separate website for it: mygov dot in.
Foremost among them is the Narendra Modi app for Android and iPhones. The app was launched on the fourth anniversary of BJP’s government. In the app, people can give their suggestions, can review the policy of the government and much more.
Urging people to involve in the app, PM Modi had said, “It is your voice that counts! Tell me what you feel about the working of the central government, its initiatives and the development work in your constituency. Take part in this survey on the NaMo app