Google,the US-based search engine major today launched its election portal www.google.co.in/elections which also provides information on political parties
"Election portal will serve as a one-stop destination to help voters get answers to their elections and voting-related queries to make an informed decision," Google said in official blog
With over 200 million Internet users in the country, the Internet audience in India has reached a critical scale and it will play an important role in influencing decisions of a large proportion of the urban Indian population in the upcoming elections, Google said.
"Elections related search queries on Google have shown a considerable increase and the interest in news information related to elections and politics have started to peak," Google India Head of Public Policy and Government Relations Chetan Krishnaswamy said.
In the first phase of the launch, the portal will cover news information and videos related to state elections in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Mizoram covering news from leading publications and broadcasters both in English and Hindi.
Users will also be able to watch content hosted by YouTube partners on elections and links to Hangouts done by political representatives in the recent past..
Users will also be able to watch content hosted by YouTube partners on elections and links to Hangouts done by political representatives in the recent past.