Hmm…Sometimes I feel proud of being a part of the world’s largest democracy. yeah, it’s non-other than Indian democracy who conducted elections of Lok Sabha on the Largest scale in 2014 as 23.1 million voters participated actively in the elections, which is just only 2.7% of the total eligible voters. This data was quite shocking for us too. What do those people do that election day in their respective constituencies?
1. History of Indian democracy:-
Democracy is basically a system of government that allows the citizens of that respective country to cast their votes.
The history of Indian democracy starts in 1947 after India was declared as a democratic nation by the British officials. After that pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru was declared as 1st prime-minister of independent India.
2. Eligibility criteria for casting vote in India:-
* No qualifications required unless/until the voter knows who he/she should vote for their better tomorrow.
* Voter’s age should be more than or equal to 18 and he/she should have their name in the updated voting list.
* Majors which should be taken in the future to make voting more convenient :
* At every shop, there should be an easy way to vote their favorites.
* There should be a public website on which one can vote their favorites.
* EVM machines should be placed at various streets and only the citizen of India with his id proof should get access to that machine.
3. The time allotted to voting:-
* From07:00 AM to 06:00 PM in general
* From 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM in the North Eastern region
* From 07:00 AM to 04:00 PM in Manipur & Nagaland
* From 07:00 AM to 04:00 PM in some other constituencies find out the poll hours:- website: https://eci.gov.in/ji
4. Incompatibilities faced by people:-
* In rural areas People live in rural areas such as farmer, craftsmen and other people of the village are unable to choose their representative which is good for them only. They choose their leaders according to their castes in the hope to do some development for them. As they are also of the same caste so, the leader will never cheat on the people of their own caste.
* In cities, The scenario in cities is completely different as of the villages. People of cities are comparatively more educated than the village ones. But, here due to lack of time, they leave their social duty to vote. Some of them make their half day leave into a full day of leave which they got for voting in elections.
5. Problems faced by voters generally in voting:-
* Booth rigging.
* Muscle power.
* Electoral fraud, etc.
It’s your birthright to cast votes in the elections. Although, the youths nowadays youths are more full of effectiveness and attitude towards the election.
Voting is your birthright.