Ahead of election polls, Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana is all set to be rolled out in UP that seems to be a bribery by Samajwadi Party to win UP elections. Today Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today launched the free Samajwadi Smartphone scheme in the state.
Today he launched an website www.samajwadisp.in. To book a smartphone you will need to register on this website. The scheme makes any Uttar Pradesh resident – above 18, Class X passout, and earning less than Rs 6 lakh per year – eligible for the offer by registering online. The registration will continue for a month. The distribution of phones will begin next year after a new government takes over.
This move by Akhilesh Yadav is the replica of Samajwadi Party’s experiment of promising free laptops to students ahead of 2012 polls.
On October 7, the Allahabad High Court has dismissed a PIL challenging the Samajwadi Smartphone Scheme proposed by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The Lucknow bench of the high court said, “Since the petitioner has failed to place any such provision which bars making such declarations, no interference of this court is warranted.”