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Tuesday, January 31 2023
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Proxy/Postal voting truly becoming of Constitutional India

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Rasha was a student at a University College in Dehradun away from her home town in down south. Being educated she feels she has lost her say in the development of her town because she didn’t vote this time. Rasha was unable to make it home to vote, leaving her classes and spending huge money. This condition is not only of Rasha but most individuals in our nation.

Most times, NRIs, migrants, a person with ill health and senior citizens are mostly found not casting their votes. And only the minor category belongs to those who are not pleased with the contestants. The manual procedure involved in the election system of our country, which requires individual to be personally present and voting have hindered people like Rasha from casting their right and performing an important duty.

In 2019, the total vote cast by the citizens of the nation is 67 per cent, which is the highest record. India is the largest Democracy in the world. And as a part of proving a successful system, post seven decades of the formation of the Constitution, a provision to facilitate every citizen in casting their vote becomes a necessity. So that everyone has an equal say in choosing their representative.

Like the Service voters having the provision to cast their vote through postal ballot or through a proxy voter the talks on facilitating voting provisions to NRIs are the talk of the town for a very long time. India being the largest Democracy needs to initiate quick and effective action in facilitating all its citizens to accomplish their duty to cast their vote and perform their constitutional right. This will be a significant success in commemorating the hundredth year of Constitutional formation.

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Sumayya Parveen A.

Sumayya is a Journalism, Eng. Literature and History Graduate & IAS Aspirant. She is also a budding writer and poetess.

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