The Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana promises the people free distribution of smartphones.
More than 1.4 crore people - most of them youth - had registered online for the scheme.
Those applying for the scheme had to be residents of Uttar Pradesh, above 18 years of age and finished high school.
Besides, the applicant's family income had to be below Rs. six lakh per annum.
Names of the Samajwadi Ambulance Swasthya Sewa and the Samajwadi Pension Scheme are among those in line for a change of name.
This is, however, not for the first time that the state is going to witness politics over names.
The then Central Government had even threatened to withdraw funding for the scheme if the prefix was not removed from its name.
The Samajwadi Party leaders, including the then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, had argued that the word "Samajwadi" was mentioned even in the preamble of the country's constitution and hence should not be linked with any party politics.
The Samajwadi Party government had also decided to restore the name of the state's prestigious medical university as KGMU that the erstwhile Mayawati-led BSP government had named as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University.
The sensitivity over the name is, however, not a state-specific phenomenon.
Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre too has renamed a number of central schemes after the Bharatiya Janata Party's ideologues.
These include - Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (for Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (for JNNURM) Rural Eletrification Scheme), Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana (for Indira Awas Yojana), Deen Dayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Yojana (for National Urban Livelihood Mission) and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushal Yojana (for National Skill Development scheme) to name a few.
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