SP tries to lure people with Samajwadi Smart Phone, Twitterati demand iPhoneAkhilesh Yadav. Pic/Twitter

Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana was rolled out in Uttar Pradesh by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who launched the web portal for registration under for Samajwadi Smart Phone and other related initiatives under the plan.

The Samajwadi Smartphone Scheme proposes to distribute free smartphones among people who are at least 18 years old on January 1, 2017, with an annual income of maximum Rs 6 lakh, and have passed Class X.

The Chief Minister formally launched the registration process for the scheme on October 10 and the distribution of phones will begin next year after a new government takes over.

Here's how the Twitterverse reacted.

On October 7, the Allahabad High Court has dismissed a PIL challenging the Samajwadi Smartphone Scheme proposed by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The Lucknow bench of the high court said, "Since the petitioner has failed to place any such provision which bars making such declarations…, no interference of this court is warranted."