Congress to Set Up Internet Kiosks

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 16, 2009

Elections 2009 could well prove to be a watershed year for IT penetration in India with political parties vying with each other to reach out to a wider vote-bank

As a part of its online campaign, the Congress party is setting up around 600 Internet kiosks across the country to propagate its achievements as well as its election manifesto. It also intends to catch the imagination of the youth in particular.

A dedicated IT team set up by the Congress is putting up these kiosks, which will feature customized software that is designed to be interactive and easy to use. These kiosks will be used to register youth members on the party’s website, which is currently under development. This will be done before candidates file nominations, according to media reports.

These kiosks will also regularly beam excerpts from the speeches of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi, among others.

The Congress plans to set up around 50 Internet kiosks in Gujarat alone where the party is making concerted efforts to topple BJP’s Narendra Modi government once again.