New Delhi: At a time when political parties are making efforts to increase their online engagement with voters, a non-governmental organisation created a social-networking website on Thursday to enable users and voters to get information about their elected representatives and initiate online conversations around their respective constituencies.
The website—janpratinidhi.com—has collated information on all Lok Sabha and assembly constituencies in India. Using interactive maps, data and infographics, the website gives the history of the elected representatives from all constituencies and details about their constituencies.
Srishti, a non-governmental organisation, and Futuron Synergie, a Lucknow-based business initiative company providing services in information, technology, communication among others, have created the website.
Association for Democratic Reforms, a New Delhi based NGO that works for electoral reforms, has a similar website called National Election Watch, which provides details of elected representatives from constituencies across the country apart from giving their criminal and financial background.
Elected representatives facing criminal charges and the role of money in elections are a serious cause for concern, said S.Y. Quraishi, a former chief election commissioner of India. He launched the website on Thursday.