Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 22:59
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday advocated electoral reforms including introduction of right to reject and compulsory voting, saying these measures would bring good people to politics.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 14:57
BJP leader LK Advani on Thursday batted for compulsory voting, saying it was not an impossible task to achieve.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 23:20
The Commonwealth Network of National Election Management Bodies discussed ways to increase voters` participation.
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 00:11
A bill seeking mandatory
voting in local body polls was passed again on Monday by the
Gujarat govt in its original form despite Governor Kamla
Beniwal questioning its constitutional validity.
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 07, 2010, 21:54
Unfazed by the Governor sending
back Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s much talked about
compulsory voting bill, the state government re-introduced the
legislation without any changes in the assembly on Tuesday.
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 07, 2010, 00:16
Notwithstanding the Governor`s
returning of a bill making voting mandatory in elections to
self-governing bodies, the BJP government in Gujarat will
re-introduce the legislation in the state Assembly tomorrow.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 20:56
Election Commission on Wednesday made it
clear that it`s impossible to have compulsory voting in the
country, given the large scale workforce in the unorganised
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 15:52
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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 18:36
Chief Election Commissioner Navin
Chawla on Wednesday said it was "not feasible" to have compulsory
voting in an election held on a national scale but left it to
Parliament to decide.
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 00:28
BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Monday
batted for making voting in elections compulsory but only
after a consensus was arrived at among political parties.
Last Updated: Sunday, January 03, 2010, 21:28
Compulsory voting is nothing but
autocracy, said Congress general secretary and former Chief
Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh here.
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