As a follow-up to his ‘free Laptop’ strategy, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav recently promised people of Uttar Pradesh, ‘free Smartphone’, but to make sure he is re-elected, indirectly added terms and conditions to this offer.
Akhilesh, keeping in mind that UP’s assembly elections are to take place early in 2017, recently told people of UP that they can request (these smartphones) now, but added that they would be home-delivered to them in the “second half of 2017”, meaning post-UP elections.
What is more, the state government has gone one up, and promoted these phone as a “two-way communication tool to inform and educate the poor about government schemes and policies”.
Anyone who is over 18 and lives in UP, can apply for this phone online, provided his family income is less than 2 lakh rupees a year.
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