The Centre said this in response to a 2015 petition filed by
one Satyaprakash, who wanted mandatory voting to be enforced in India. He had
cited the example of Gujarat, the only state in the country to introduce this
concept, in support of his plea.
|The Supreme Court said the characterisation of voting as a right and not a duty has received judicial support as well.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)|
Exercising one’s franchise is the fundamental right of every citizen but not a duty, the NDA government has told the Supreme Court, ruling out the possibility of making voting compulsory in the country.