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Compulsory voting is `autocracy,` says Digvijay Singh

Last Updated: Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 21:28

Vadodara: Compulsory voting is nothing but
autocracy, said Congress general secretary and former Chief
Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh here.

Talking to PTI here late last night, Digvijay Singh
asked, "How can you make it compulsory when it is voluntary
and it is against the spirit of fundamental rights enshrined
in the Constitution?"

What about those defaulters not casting their votes due
to various reasons including marriages, out of city, poor
health, going abroad etc which are not spelt out, he said.

According to the Congress leader, Constitution has given
all citizens a right to vote but it does not allow voting to
be made compulsory.

Singh was here on a private visit to attend a marriage
ceremony in the city.


First Published: Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 21:28
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