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Do you agree with Modi making voting compulsory in local polls. Is he not going against the principle of true Democracy. What is your view on this issue ?

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Asked by Gopal, 21 Dec '09 05:31 pm
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Modi is right.
Answered by joyoti sen, 23 Dec '09 02:56 pm

 
  
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It is a good move. In a democracy it the is the fundamental right of every citizen to exercise his franchise. How many are aware of this. At least such a move will cause awareness about this. Hence I welcome this.
Answered by Good Citizen, 22 Dec '09 03:48 pm

 
  
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It is a very good idea to make voting mandatory. It should be made a compulsory duty. Then no one can ignore it and voting percentage will increase. I think its a high time we should made some changes in our corrupt system. And compulsory-voting should be the first step. And we must always welcome good changes and I dont think it is against our democracy. If you look back you will find that we have suffered a lot because of our foolish laws. Compulsory voting will ensure a right person wins the election. If voting is made mandatory, then more and more educated and deserving people will get into power. I think it is rightly said that if you do not vote, you are sleeping. It will help (people) choose the right kind of representative at every level. As democracy is maturing, the voting percentage is also increasing; so we should give a serious thinking on making voting compulsory for every citizen. Offering compulsory voting as an answer to the problem reflects a tendency to look for simp ...more
Answered by sumati gayki, 22 Dec '09 09:15 am

 
  
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What is true democracy???/Watcha amovie at the election day and then curse the govt for all ill deeds
Answered by rekha agarwal, 21 Dec '09 05:32 pm

 
  
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Most perverted, egoist, and communal minded person he is
Answered by jameel ahmed, 21 Dec '09 05:41 pm

 
  
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I believe the principle of true Democracy is DEMANDING SOME RESPONSIBILITY from citizens......People should be sincere enough to choose their leader ( thru voting) who shall lead them and ...................as a result our country.
Answered by saumen ganguli, 23 Dec '09 04:53 pm

 
  
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No, He is going by the Law. State Govt. can impose such law on citizens to encourage the voting. I guess this is a good move to make his chances to continue as CM in Gujarat.
Answered by poonam duggal, 23 Dec '09 03:32 pm

 
  
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Although it is a judicious move, it is against the principles of democracy. Frankly speaking, in a large country like, every eligible voter should excercise his franchise. Then only the nation will move.
Answered by Siachen, 23 Dec '09 02:18 pm

 
  
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I have always believed as people have a right to vote similarly they have a right not to vote. If voting is made compulsory the law should also incorporate " None of the above " in the voting machine . After every election euphoria is over voters cry that elected party/ candidate has not bothered to fulfil it's committment or has not performed at all . The voter has no right but to cry and regret since there are no Laws which empower the voter AFTER voting to contol its candidate. The voter may vote for another party/ candiadte but that right comes after five years of sufferings. The voters exhaust all their right in one second for 5 years after casting their vote. The Law has never bothered to empower the electorate to evaluate and take action against their elected represenatatives which leads to apathy and frustations among them.
Answered by Sumit Ganguly, 22 Dec '09 05:29 pm

 
  
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In true democracy, people cast their votes dutifully. Not under any mandatory diktat. Can these politicians ensure timely and correct distribution of voter id cards, ration cards etc? Once elected a candidate, will people get a chance to evaluate the member's performance before next election? Politicians always find people as whip boys only.
Answered by Krishnakumar Narayanan, 22 Dec '09 05:16 pm

 
  
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