17 March 2009

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India : Reasons Why we need compulsory Voting system in India

India : Reasons Why we need compulsory Voting system in India
Why it should be compulsory to Vote ?
Regarding my post why voting should be compulsory,
hemal has raised few questions below is the link
i agree with him but still i have to clarify why voting should be compulsory ?
compulsory voting is one of the election reforms, this is just begining of reforms.
In india we dont have any party with vision. Need of hour is following things india should do and achive but does any political party has aim to achive this,

population control, economic reservation should be the basis for any kind of reservation, abolition of caste system from india,Free and compulsory education upto 12 th standard for each boy and girl ,if he is street kid then also govt should provide him shelter ,food and education upto 12th std.
this list is neverending.
Now India is changing but progress is very slow .
Now we have got the Power of Right to information act.
many websites have been started by indians to keep watch on this politicians.
i will mention 2 sites www.neverforget.in and www.nocriminals.org neverforget site will keey eye on the promises made by politicians, and nocriminals.org will be giving us information about criminal background.
We must remember that our politicians will never make any law which will effect there status and bring them under accountability so we can achive change through education only.
none of the above vote concept has been rejected by govt.of india
and no other party is supporting this concept where we,the common indian man will get the power to say that no candidate is eligible to be elected.
Govt.do not want our participation in the election process, once voting becomes compulsory people will start to think about election process, they will start to talk about elections and leaders. Today attitude is that i dont care who gets elected, i got my job, i am getting my salary why should i bother,let the gundas become leaders i dont care, and this message is catched by every chintu , pappu, babli ,salim and anthony in each home from there parents. this same attuted is passing from one generation to other generation,In usa Obama got elected as first american black president but we must see that for this process america took 200 years. 200 years back someone started this process and fruites are enjoyed by Generation of obama.
Today in india no one is thinking about the next generation .
Once voting is made compulsory this election process will be discussed in every home, every kid will ask his parents why they can not watch movies and why they are going to vote ?
Did you remember this type of questions asking your parents as per my experience i didnt ask to my parents neither any of my friends discussed about election process and neither our school taught us about election process.
Once we understand election process ,people will start to think .
Voting is just one of the reforms , compulsory voting will not bring you good leaders.
good leaders are created in schools we have to start from schools.
how many schools and collages arrange debate on election process?
how many schools and collages arrange trips to loksabha and rajsabha?
how many parents take there kids to see there cities corporation building and to meet there leader ,corporator .member of parliament.
If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”
Compulsory voting will encourge participation of all people,
this will lead to debates, and this will put pressure on governemnt to bring reforms.We have seen the power of people after Mumbai 26/11 ,few ministers have to resign from there post. Public pressure made them resign unwillingly.
compulsory voting will not change anything but it will sow the seeds of reforms and next generations will reap the fruits.
All this will not be finished in the first hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.”
Lets begin reforms and first be compulsory voting


Anonymous,  March 17, 2009  

I agree with you .Voting should be made essential.This is one of the electoral reforms,but do the political parties have the political will to inplement it.?There are 132 countries where voying is essential.

SM March 17, 2009  

yes our politicians will not take lead towards this,but we as a citizens should discuss it so much that in a dream of politicians he should see the citizens debating on this.

not needed March 20, 2009  

Dear SM:
I agree that compulsory voting will be a good reform. A few democracies in the world have their citizens do compulsory military service, voting is much easier option. Even if it is not made compulsory, dis-incentive must be attached to non-participation in the voting.

sm,  December 20, 2009  


Hemal Shah August 27, 2017  

@Hemal Shah

SM - Can you please delete this comment? The URL is being pointed to hemalshah.net - my old domain. It is currently known to install malicious code if accessed and I want to ensure it does not stay on your blog. Big thanks mate!

Hemal Shah August 27, 2017  


Need your help in removing the reference to hemalshah.net on my comment here as well.

Hemal Shah September 01, 2017  

I think it is a very debateable topic. You have mentioned what is a reality. I believe that all these can be followed without compulsary elections. The root issue remains that people need to educated. Have you ever got a chance to read Advani's blog. Read the comments and you would understand that even educated people fall blind and the youth is inspired by their family's fan following.

You should have listened to what Varun Gandhi did a few days ago. He openly mouthed bad words infront of a crowd!!!

Yes, I did discuss politics and elections with my father and mother whenever I had time. There is congress europhia in our family. My Grandmom had met Indira Gandhi when she came to Alleppey, Kerala and she was a big fan of Rajiv Gandhi... So much so that she put his name as my family (pet) name.

The local corporator, Mr. Shukkur of Congress knew our families together and have had maintained good relations with our family. Whenever he sees us, he makes it a point that he comes to us and talk to us.

So you can very well imagine that how inculcated I would be about the good part of Congress. Now you see, If I had to vote, I would do that for Congress. But that simply does not mean that I would vote for Congress just because the Contestant is from Congress.

That is how the children grown up, the next generation, gets an idea why they vote for, and which party.

The development does not show and people just know who they had to vote.

These very people who are should be doing the reforms would think a lot to make sure that they do not get something that would backfire.

The Politico's know very well that making Voting Compulsary would give them a good VoteBank. But they cannot simply make it compulsary for anyone to excersise their rights.

India is a free country and every one has the right to expression and right to excersise whether to do it or not.

I visited there two sites and they are really interesting. But much more needs to be done for those people who are not on the internet.

SM September 01, 2017  

@Hemal Shah
removed the link