Bengaluru: Assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri said on Friday April 2 that the country urgently needs electoral reforms since moral values have declined over the years.
Kageri said elections are meant to be a festival of democracy, but present elections are filled with corruption amid a decline in moral values. He was speaking during an interaction programme with the youth on steps to be taken for electoral reforms at the town hall here.
While present laws can be amended to bring about change, Kageri said that it cannot be done without people’s support and active involvement.
“To effectively change the electoral process, it is essential to inculcate moral values in all sections of society. The government can bring about change, but the people must embrace it responsibly,” he said.
Kageri also said that to bring about reforms, a public awareness campaign titled ‘My vote is not for sale’ is essential. He believes that the youth should take the challenge of being the system’s protectors.