To ensure voters are not lured away by liquor and cash, the AAP on Thursday distributed around 5,000 spy cameras and directed its volunteers to record any such activities.
“The idea is to educate people and make sure that they remain vigilant and alert when such activities are taking place. Our goal is to cleanse the electoral system. People get lured and we need our volunteers to be vigilant,” AAP leader Ashutosh said.
To ensure that such incidents are immediately reported to the Election Commission (EC), the AAP has devised a new technology to transfer such video recordings.
According to the AAP, video recordings will be transferred immediately from the spycams to the party’s war rooms. This, the party said, has been done to ensure that volunteers do not face any danger when they are on the ground. Moreover, it will also provide evidence quickly so that EC can act on complaints.
The party has also started a campaign on social media under the banner — #AAPSpyCamsena — to make party volunteers and voters aware of such “nefarious activities”. The party has also provided a helpline number and an e-mail id to volunteers and voters.
“This is to curb liquor and money distribution ahead of polls,” AAP spokesperson Atishi Marlena said.