Digital Cash for Vote – Bribes all over India!
The digital payment system was practised even by the illiterates in villages. And so it has become easy for political parties to bribe the people now!
Some of the political parties started transferring money through Paytm. Some are distributing chip-based cards which have pre-loaded money or incentives and can be redeemed using the code on the card.
In the name of giving voter slips to voters, agents from political parties are visiting homes and creating Paytm logins for people. People can buy food, money, liquor, and clothes with these cards.
If a voter attends a public meeting, cash back of Rs 1500 or above is credited into his/her Paytm wallet.
When some voters are unhappy for not having cash in their hands, these agents are helping them to buy something online!
This process is happening all over the country. However, people should choose their leader carefully, not who bribes them now, but who takes care of their needs for the next five years!