The new Neta App helps connect voters with political leaders. Furthermore, it has reached 1 lakh downloads within hours of launching on Google Play Store. The app enables voters to rate their MLAs and MPs. The app has been developed by 27-year-old Pratham Mittal. Also, his family runs the Jalandhar-based Lovely Professional University (LPU). It aims to bring transparency and accountability among political leaders. It was formally launched on Friday by former President Pranab Mukherjee.

The Launch

Multiple political leaders attended the launch ceremony held at Mukherjee’s official residence in Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Mukherjee said the online platform would strengthen Indian democracy’s feedback mechanism. Moreover, Kejriwal said the newly-launched app could be an alternative to opinion polls carried out by news channels. The app would help both voters and political parties in deciding political candidates. Amazingly, over 1.5 crore voters have already rated and reviewed their local leaders. Voters from 543 parliamentary constituencies and 4,120 assembly constituencies have already voted on the app within eight months.

More About The Neta App

Mittal said that the app uses multiple mediums to ensure genuine voters. This includes IVR calls, SMS, Artificial Intelligence, algorithms and Aadhaar numbers. Once you download the app, you have to input the pin number of the area concerning the user. It then shows a list of politicians from different parties who contested the last Lok Sabha elections.

One can vote for a particular politician or skip this step to go ahead and use other features of the app. At present, the app features polls on various “local” and “national” issues. This allows users to participate in a discussion. This can help decide whether the public is happy with the performance of a particular minister. The users of the app can also see which politician is ahead of others in terms of votes.

Finally, you can now vote your political leaders for their performance on the Neta App. This removes fear from the equation as you vote just the way you would rate a restaurant on Zomato. This could be a huge step for Indian politics. Maybe the days of false promises are finally over?

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