The Gujarat State elections are now just a week away. We take a look at the Bhartiya Janta Party's election manifesto, specifically on the promises made by the ruling party in the state, related to E-Governance and IT. Last year, Chief Minister, Narendra Modi had shed some light on how the state has been using information technology for e-governance, at the International Conference on E-governance. Here are some highlights of the BJPs manifesto: - A statewide WiFi network will be set up: WiFi facilities will be made available at public places and commercial centers: It's not clear if the party has promised a state-wide Wifi network for access throughout the state or access at just major public places and commercial centers. Also there's no mention of whether this would be free-to-use WiFi, or paid. - Social Media driven greater consultative policy formulation :…
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