But will this initiative help in voters coming out and voting, as a number of people treat this day as a holiday and do not vote. Ajay said, ''Go and vote, we will take care of your petrol.''
There was a mixed reaction to the discount levied by the petrol dealers. One such person, who owns a car business in South Delhi, Sanjay said, ''It is a pathetic move. If they are eager to provide a discount, then they should at least provide a minimum discount of 10 percent. The discount provided to voters (50 paise per litre) is good for nothing.''
But, one has to understand that the petrol dealers do not want to incur heavy losses on that particular day, which would hit their daily revenue on a large scale. But, there were other voters, who considered this move to be a positive one. Anshul Dhawan, a resident of West Delhi said, ''This seems to be a good effort, as it can definitely motivate people to vote. It is good to notice that various companies, organisations are encouraging voters to vote. Even FM stations, through their shows, are encouraging voters to vote.''
Ashish Grover, a BPO employee working in Delhi, said, ''It is a good move. End of the day, I am getting discounts on petrol for registering a vote. When someone is getting something in return, you are bound to get interested in it. Hope this move encourages youngsters of the country to vote.''