Observing that voting percentage among the educated section was far lower than that in the lower rungs of society, senior BJP leader L K Advani has favoured compulsory voting as a remedial measure.
"If a survey is taken of the comparative percentage of voting in different sectors of the society, classified education wise, I have little doubt that voting percentage among the graduates, post graduates and those in the still higher categories, would be far, far lower than at the lower rungs of society," Advani says in his latest blog.
Arguing that such a situation is bound to affect the quality of Indian democracy, he said, this can be changed through the simple measure of compulsory voting.
"...I feel it can be (changed). One simple way is the innovative measure adopted by Narendra Bhai Modi – compulsory voting," he said.
The senior BJP leader goes on to say that many people in
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The former BJP President said that in contemporary political literature, a lot of concern is being expressed about the fact that in some of the important democracies of the world like
"Compulsory voting, it is being increasingly felt, may be a remedy," he said.
Advani also cites the history of electoral reforms in
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Advani favours compulsory voting
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