‘FOCUS ON INCREASING VOTER TURNOUT’: PM MODI’S MESSAGE TO PARTIES, CITIZENS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked political parties and citizens to focus on increasing the voter turnout from panchayat to the general elections.

“In the 75th year of India’s independence, we should resolve that we will ensure a 75% turnout for elections,” he said addressing ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on the occasion of the National Voters’ Day. He urged the workers to ensure that the overall voter turnout in every election is at least 75%.

Modi said the voting percentage since the first general election (45%) has gone up but is still low and needs attention from all political parties. He added in the last general election in 2019, the percentage went up to 67. “The percentage of women voters…has gone up. In some places, women outnumbered men in turning up for voting. But the voting percentage is still low and this needs everyone’s attention. All political parties and citizens need to think about this.”

News Source : Hindustan Times

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