Pre-poll survey on NaMo app may give BJP MPs the jitters
Your Feedback Matters, Says PM In Video
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.