New Delhi : “Neta – Leaders’ Report Card”, an app that seeks to connect voters with political leaders, was downloaded over 1 lakh times on Google Play Store within hours of launch on Thursday.

The app, which enables voters to rate their MLAs and MPs with an aim to bring transparency and accountability among political leaders, was formally launched on Friday by former President Pranab Mukherjee.

Developed by Flipped Pvt Ltd, the stated mission of the app is to increase transparency, strengthen participatory governance and ensure accountability of leaders.

Speaking on the occasion, Mukherjee said the online platform would strengthen Indian democracy’s feedback mechanism.

“The app will provide people’s feedback to politicians, framers of public policy, implementers and even corporate sector. In democracy, feedback has important role since it gives an opportunity of empirical evidence for gauging public mood and take course correction,” he said.

Mukherjee further said the biggest challenge in a large democracy like India was ineligibility of citizens to actively participate in the policy-making process.

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