[ Title of article in Economic Times / 25,Feb 2012 ]
To summarize, election- promises of India’s political parties:
- In the past
Free rice / TVs / bicycles / electricity / fans / mixers / grinders / gold coins etc
· In current State – level elections
Laptops and Tablets
· Who is promising ?
BJP / Samajwadi Party / Shiromani Akali Dal
· Who will benefit ?
High School students [ 750,000 in Punjab / 3,500,000 in UP ]
· Cost of promise
Rs 30,000 Crores ( $ 6 Billion )
· Will they keep their promises ?
You bet ! After winning state elections last year , AIADMK -led government in Tamil Nadu placed orders for ONE MILLION laptops on HCL / LENOVO for Rs 1300 Crores ( $ 275 M )
Computer / Tablet Manufacturers
· What can voters expect in 2014 National elections ?
A mobile Smart phone for every voter ?