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LK Advani says those not voting should be barred from polls

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 20:13

LK Advani on Sunday batted for introduction of compulsory voting in the country and said those failing to exercise their right to franchise should be barred from voting in future.

Narendra Modi pitches for right to reject candidate

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.

BJP veteran Advani bats for compulsory voting

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.

Commonwealth countries discuss compulsory voting

Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 23:20

The Commonwealth Network of National Election Management Bodies discussed ways to increase voters` participation.

Compulsory voting bill passed again by Gujarat Assembly

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.

Compulsory voting bill re-introduced in Gujarat assembly

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.

Guj govt to re-introduce compulsory voting bill 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.

Compulsory voting impossible: Election Commission

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 sector.

Advani favours compulsory voting

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.

Compulsory voting in national polls `not feasible`: Chawla

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.

Consensus should be built on compulsory voting: BJP

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.

Compulsory voting is `autocracy,` says Digvijay Singh

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.