Is Bribing voters BJP’s only tool left ??
Goa Yuva Samvad Yojana (GYSY)- Is Bribing voters BJP’s only tool left ??
Ahead of upcoming elections, the BJP led state government unveiled a internet data package and mobile talk-time for the youth. The move has sparked strong protests from the AAP, which clearly described the scheme as a dole to woo voters ahead of the Assembly elections.
The scheme, Goa Yuva Samvad Yojana (GYSY), was announced under the NDA government’s Digital India initiative. With a aim to targeting the age group of 16-30, the bribe scheme offers 100 minutes of free talk-time and 3 GB data/month for those who have been residing in the state for more than 5 years. Serious questions arise –
- Isn’t it a clear effort to bribe voters of GOA. If intentions were clean, why not implement it throughout India?
- Is this the way digital India will be formed OR better research based technical education will lead India?
- Are GOAN youth going to get any job opportunities from this?
- Is this only a poll gimmick similar to promise of closing casinos in 2012 which was never implemented?