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Voting a choice, cannot make it mandatory: Delhi High Court

Delhi high court refused a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking the Election Commission of India (ECI) to make voting compulsory in the Parliament and State Assembly elections.

The petitioner said compulsory voting has been successfully implemented in countries like Australia, Belgium and Brazil and these countries have seen significant increase in voter turnout. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 05:31 AM IST

MP official says voting right, democracy ‘biggest mistake’; govt orders transfer

The comments drew the attention of Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra, who called it a “serious matter'”.

Umesh Shukla, ADM of Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, seen in the video making the controversial statements on right to vote and democracy. (Sourced by HT)
Updated on Jul 14, 2022 04:30 PM IST
Reported by Shruti Tomar | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Uttarakhand assembly polls: Women voters outnumber men again 

The voting on February 14 for the Uttarakhand Assembly election saw women voters outnumbering men by 4.60%.

A total of 65.37% polling was recorded in Uttarakhand. (file photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2022 01:28 PM IST
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