Pre-poll sur­vey on NaMo app may give BJP MPs the jit­ters

Your Feed­back Mat­ters, Says PM In Video

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New Delhi: In what could send chills down the spines of BJP MPs, al­ready jit­tery over spec­u­la­tion that many could be axed, a sur­vey on Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi’s NaMo App seeks re­sponses about the three most pop­u­lar party lead­ers in their con­stituen­cies.

The sur­vey—“Peo­ple’s Pulse”—could prove to be a sig­nif­i­cant in­put for the BJP lead­er­ship as a crowd­sourc­ing tool in pre­par­ing a short­list of can­di­dates for the Lok Sabha polls. Modi has of­ten urged MPs to keep them­selves abreast with the gov­ern­ment’s pro­grammes and ac­tively en­gage with the NaMo App and other gov­ern­ment data ap­pa­ra­tus.

Among sev­eral ques­tions, the one which says, “Name the three most pop­u­lar BJP lead­ers in your con­stituency” is sure to hold the at­ten­tion of all 268 BJP Lok Sabha MPs.

The PM’s in­ter­est in the sur­vey is clear as he posted a brief video soon af­ter the sur­vey was launched on the NaMo App, urg­ing peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate.

PM Naren­dra Modi asks re­spon­dents to give feed­back on var­i­ous im­por­tant is­sues One of the ques­tions is,

This is the NDA govt’s first at­tempt to draw up a short­list of sorts of pop­u­lar lead­ers ➤The sur­vey may help BJP pre­pare short­list of can­di­dates for ’19 polls

“I want your di­rect feed­back on var­i­ous is­sues... take part in the sur­vey on the Naren­dra Modi App,” Modi tweeted, while shar­ing the video. Adding to the Twit­ter ap­peal, Modi speaks in the video, “Your feed­back mat­ters. Your feed­back on var­i­ous is­sues will help us take im­por­tant de­ci­sions. Will you all fill that im­por­tant sur­vey and also urge oth­ers to do so?”

BJP chief Amit Shah also made an ap­peal on his Twit­ter han­dle urg­ing peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in the sur­vey. “It is a great op­por­tu­nity to share your feed­back with Prime Min­is­ter Shri @naren­dramodi on var­i­ous is­sues re­lat­ing to our con­stituen­cies and gov­er­nance. You can do that by tak­ing the sur­vey on the ‘Naren­dra Modi Mo­bile App’ and do our bit to­wards a #NewIn­dia,” Shah tweeted.

The gov­ern­ment has used Apps and web­sites like MyGov to pop­u­larise schemes and also crowd­source ideas and seek feed­back to fine-tune ini­tia­tives like the goods and ser­vices tax (GST). The feed­back has been shared with law­mak­ers in in­ter­nal meet­ings. How­ever, this is first at­tempt to fig­ure out a short­list of sorts of pop­u­lar lead­ers in each con­stituency.

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