New Delhi. In order to secure the support of youth of India ahead of the 2014 general elections, Congress party is planning to pay for WhatsApp subscription of all youth (youth; as defined by the general perception and not the general secretaries of Congress).
WhatsApp is a popular smartphone messenger service that is free for a limited period of time before one starts paying for it, like freedom of speech in the Indian constitution.
“This will be a game-changer like the Direct Cash Transfers,” Congress leader and I&B Minister Manish Tewari said, “This will also be a kind of cash transfer, where we will transfer money to WhatsApp and ask them to make this service free for Indian youth.”
To win the support of those who have already exhausted their free period and are paying for WhatsApp, the party has promised to reimburse those charges as well. Since the charges are low, such as $0.99 USD per year, Congress is hopeful of winning over youth of India at affordable prices.
“This is better than spending 100 crore rupees on Twitter and Facebook,” Tewari, whose tweets are protected, claimed.
Since any step that is aiming at winning the youth must be credited to Youth icon Rahul Gandhi, Congress has requested WhatsApp to add a Rahul Gandhi icon in its list of millions of native icons.