New Delhi: To directly reach out to people and volunteers of the party, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched a mobile application – AK.
The application launch, which comes ahead of assembly elections in Delhi, is a common platform through which people and volunteers can get access to information regarding the party, upcoming events and the work being done by the Delhi government.
“AAP is the youngest party in the country. Keeping up with its young spirit, the AAP has always been active on social media and that growth has been very organic. The AK app will be one place where people can keep up with the party, work of the Delhi government. All events will also be live streamed on this. The Delhi model of governance will be directly available," Kejriwal said at the launch.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also has a similar mobile application in his first term, which has over 10 million downloads.
“The app is a platform through technology to take content on public domain. The PM has done the same and now we are doing the same. Whoever wants content of AAP, Delhi model – they now have one common platform to reach out and get information," Kejriwal said, responding to a question on the app being similar to the Prime Ministers.
To tackle fake news, the app will have a section on truth vs propaganda.
“A lot of times there is fake news that is spread. In such a situation, the app will be helpful. There is a section on Truth vs Propaganda. The app captures the entire movement through which the party was formed. We also hope that more people will volunteer and participate," Kejriwal said.
The app will also have a section through which people can directly leave questions and suggestions for Kejriwal. For volunteers, the application will have three extra features through which they can join events which are happening near them, get access to the story of the day and ground volunteering.