Compulsory voting, new bad idea of BJP

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  1. Eesh

    Eesh Regular Member

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    Nothing BJP does can be democratic, legal and constitution etc. Compulsory voting in Guj local elections cannot any different.

    Karan Thapar, the self appointed inquisitor of Modi thinks it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL, trampling upon the freedom to shirk responsibility aka voting in this case.

    Hindustan Times e-Paper

    Please partake and savor if you are an AAPtard type or OMG etc if you are Modi bhakat. Or say "What trash by trashy Thapar the man who would like Modi to be assassinated [sudden removal was used by him.
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    Take another piece which claims that CV will empower BIG money not people.

    BY INVITATION - Compelling people to vote will empower big money, not citizens

    How big money will be more important more than it was 5 years ago? Or 20 years, for that matter?

    Beniwal returned this bill because "it was UNDEMOCRATIC"!!! A bill passed by an elected Assembly is undemocratic? It might be unconstitutional, but the Gov did not mention that.

    Everyone including media lament low voter turn out, but block any idea by BJP.
     
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    Ashutosh Lokhande Senior Member Senior Member

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    thread already exist. cant post link as am online through tapatalk.
     
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    Why not include atleast 70% of poll promise fullfill else face severe penalty to pol parties!
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The silver lining to compulsory voting is that no political party can crib that only a small percentage of voters voted the Govt in and so it is not a popular mandate.

    This is what most political parties fear since they will have no excuse to trot out, if their results are dismal and pathetic to their grandiose claims.
     
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    Come next election, they bite dust like Cong.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Given the fact that there is no move to change the Leadership of the Congress Party and with the fawning sycophants, it will be just that the congress alone will be biting the dust until better sense prevails amongst them.

    Sonia Gandhi is a washout, having run out of ideas inherited from Mommy in law and Rahul Gandhi is the embodiment of a cataclysmic disaster
     
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    Eesh Regular Member

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    Yes, you are right. But higher voting will only underline their irrelevance.
     
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    In general population of India & their Voting pattern
    33% upper middle&rich contribute 10% voting share
    33% lower middle&middle contribute 25% voting share
    33% lower&poor contribute 65% voting share

    this is the main reason why CONgress implement foolish leftist things like MGNREGA .... and SICKular appeasement 'coz they are most backward& vote banks

    ===== It looks impractical but 11 countries practicing it ,then why not India

    Compulsory voting is a system in which electors are obliged to vote in elections or attend a polling place on voting day. If an eligible voter does not attend a polling place, he or she may be subject to punitive measures such as fines or community service. As of August 2013, 22 countries were recorded as having laws for compulsory voting and 11 of these 22 countries as enforcing these laws in practice. [1]

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    Compulsory voting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Red Compulsory voting, enforced.
     
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    Voting should be a duty and not a right. If its a right than you can choose not to exercise that right. We file ITR even though we do not like to as its our duty, and we are penalised if we do not do so. Same way if one does not vote without any valid reason, he/she should be penalised. It cannot be termed undemocratic, when a democratically elected passes a law which would strengthen democracy. It can be unconstitutional, but the constitution can be amended.
     
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    There is a NOTA option for whose who do not want to really vote for anybody. NOTA is an important element in case of compulsory voting. And it's good for the nation to have all of citizens contributing to the decision making processes.
     
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    It is a bad idea to issue voter cards free. A nominal fee of Rs 10 should be charged.
     

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