With right voting, India can be a powerful nation: Legal expert

Rural voters are more active in casting their votes, says DC

With right voting, India can be a powerful nation: Legal expert

Legal expert C K N Raja said on Monday that India would be the most powerful nation in the world and could get permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council, if all voters cast their right in the right manner.

He was speaking at a programme on the occasion of  National Voters Day with the theme ‘Inclusive and Qualitative Participation’, organised by district administration and Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) at the Town Hall here.

Raja said, “The country would emerge as a powerful nation in terms of economy and social security, if the voters cast their right without being lured in any manner. Political parties and leaders should lead the voters in the right path for the development of the nation. The parties or any individual should not influence the voters unethically.”

Speaking about the Indian Constitution, Raja said that it was not only a political document, but was the supreme law of the country.  “No law can be made against the Constitution and the Supreme Court has the power to ban anti-Constitutional laws. India is the biggest democratic country in the world and it was not an easy task to conduct an election in such a huge country,” he said.

In her presidential remarks, Deputy Commissioner C Shikha said that the aim of the Election Commission was to ensure free and fair elections.

“Participation in the election is the duty of the people and is essential for good governance. Even though voters of the recent Legislative Council elections took active participation, direct election is receiving poor response. Compared to rural areas, urban people are showing disinterest to elect their representatives. Only about 60 per cent of the voters cast their properly in the elections,” she said.

Earlier, Assistant Commissioner C L Anand administered oath to youths, newly enrolled voters. Many youths received their electoral photo identity cards (EPICs) on the occasion.

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