Chennai

Now, an app to track candidates

Arappor Iyakkam on Tuesday released the Arappor App, which is available free on Google Playstore, offering details of all candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Speaking to mediapersons, Arappor Iyakkam convenor Jayaram Venkatesan said the app is aimed at creating awareness among the people about the candidates in their constituencies.

Info based on affidavits

He said: “Information is key to a functional democracy. This is an effort to make people aware of the choices they have before they go to vote on April 18. This information is based on the declaration by the candidates in their affidavits. We request all voters to use this app to know details of candidates in their constituency. The details include educational background, profession, annual income in the last five years, asset, liabilities and details of criminal cases pending against them.”

The app can be downloaded on any android mobile from the link http://bit.ly/KnowYourCandidates-Arappor in both English and Tamil.

“This is the outcome of the effort of more than 100 volunteers working over the last two weeks to collect data from candidates’ affidavit. It has been presented in a simple app. It will soon be updated with information on the byelections for Assembly constituencies,” he said.

Videos soon

“We will release videos on profiles of candidates for each constituency in a few days. Growth in assets without income, variation in income within a short period and criminal charges will be tracked,” said Mr.Venkatesan.

Article source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/now-an-app-to-track-candidates/article26786736.ece

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