A politician asks people to vote via SMS whether they want malls in villages. ‘No way’ — comes their response.
“What an idea, Sirji,” says a beaming Abhishek Bachchan, appearing as the politician’s tech-savvy secretary in the popular TV campaign for mobile operator Idea Cellular.
India is the fastest growing telecom market in the world — why can’t one vote via SMS?
If I can transfer money or check my bank balance using my mobile phone, is voting-via-SMS impossible?