Wednesday, March 10, 2010

India: Advani favours compulsory voting

Advani favours compulsory voting:

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.

... The senior BJP leader goes on to say that many people in India would not be aware that as many as 25 countries inhabited by more than 700 million people today have compulsory voting even for their parliamentary election.

These countries include Australia, Argentina, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Thailand and Singapore. "I feel political thinkers in India also must apply their mind to this". ...

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