NEW DELHI: Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday launched Neta App, a first of its kind technology platform that enables voters to rate their political representatives, at his official residence in the capital.
Neta App aims at fostering political accountability by being an early indicator of how a leader’s performance is being perceived by the voters.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Former Election Commissioners SY Quraishi and Nasim Zaidi, Former Union Law Minister Ashwini Kumar, and Former HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi, Former Home Minister Shivraj Patil and Minister of State of Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla were also present on the occasion.
Neta app aims to create a deep impact on the political engagement in the country. Apart from the obvious ability to let people rate their MLAs and MPs, the app serves as a useful barometer to gauge voter sentiment at any given point of time, across each constituency in the country.
The app also provides new leaders with an opportunity to showcase their popularity and catch the attention of political parties. Incumbent party candidates will now get a run for their money as anyone who is interested in fighting an election can get featured on the app by gathering a 1000 votes from their constituency. (AGENCIES)