New Delhi: Member of Parliament Meenakshi Lekhi launched the first mobile phone application of its kind, Constituency Connect, to facilitate voters of the New Delhi Lok Sabha area.
Using this application, voters can send complaints to the MP and she, in return, can inform them about the work she is doing for the constituency. “To avoid fraud,” Lekhi informed the crowd of mostly Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, “photographs will be GPS connected so that a snap not of my constituency is rejected by the software.”
Newly appointed BJP president Amit Shah congratulated Lekhi and her team that developed the application.
“When Meenakshi ji first informed me of the application, I wanted to be sure that she would not stop meeting the people in person,” Shah said in jest, adding, “But I was assured that the app was mainly to help people who cannot reach the MP physically.”
BJP general secretary JP Nadda was also present on the occasion. He spoke highly of Lekhi’s pro-active work in her constituency.
The mobile application has been developed by Saurabh Singh who runs a software firm AppStudioz and Abhimanyu Singh Rana who is a graduate from IIT – Delhi and former member of the National Knowledge Commission. They have been part of Lekhi’s team since the beginning of the Lok Sabha election campaign.
|Target: An application for every constituency, Constituency Connect will soon be offered to all MPs.
Features: Combines social media and mobile telephony.
Advantage: 400% better reach than social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter since more people are connected via cellular phones than via social media and for the fact that, unlike in the social media, you don’t need to be on the list of friends or followers of the MP to connect to her/him.
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