Nitin Pai was quoted in an article with The Hindu.
In the early 90s and 2000s, political campaigning consisted largely of speeches and hard-copy manifestos. The Obama campaigning revealed the extent to which technology could play a role in political campaining, the proceeding advancements paving the way to political tech startups.
Just a few years later, technology is playing an active role in changing the way Indian politics function. Nitin Pai, said:
Technology and its use is the new buzzword in Indian politics. It has ensured that Indian politics runs on steroids. I feel that from the viewpoint of the voters, technology does not help much. Most political startups use technology and the huge volumes of data to help political leaders focus on primary issues at the booth level. Most of them can help political leaders win an election, but it is yet to be seen how it changes things on the ground.
The full article can be found here.
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