Compulsory voting is `autocracy,` says Digvijay Singh
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 03, 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 03, 2010, 21:28

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