21 Aug 2015
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today stayed the implementation of a law that makes voting compulsory in the civic body elections in the state. The 'right to vote' itself provides right to refrain from voting and it cannot be turned into 'duty of voting', the High Court said while acting on a petition challenging the Gujarat Local Authorities (Amendment) Act 2009, which makes voting mandatory in local body polls in the state.
13 Nov 2014
New Delhi: Strongly condemning the Gujarat government's move to make voting compulsory, Janata Dal (United) termed it as "undemocratic and infringement" in the liberty of the citizen.
30 Jun 2013
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday advocated for electoral reforms including introduction of Right to Reject and compulsory voting, saying these measures would bring good people to politics.
06 Oct 2013
New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani appeared to be on the same page as Narendra Modi, a rarity since the bitterness which apparently arose between them over the latter being named as PM candidate. The ex-deputy PM has thrown his weight behind the Gujarat Chief Minister's view that there that there should be compulsory voting along with the None-of-the-Above option.
26 Jan 2012
Amid the ongoing debate over electoral reforms, BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday batted for compulsory voting, saying it was not an impossible task to achieve.
13 Feb 2016
Chandigarh: Voting for the Khadoor Sahib assembly seat by-election started this morning amidst boycott of the election by Congress and AAP, making it a one-sided contest for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal.
23 Jun 2016
New Delhi: The Finance Ministry is closely watching the developments surrounding the referendum in Britain on the country's continuity in the European Union and India was well prepared to handle any eventuality, a top official said early on Thursday.
02 Feb 2016
Jaipur: The Union minister Maneka Gandhi suggested that sex determination test should be made compulsory to track women pregnant with a girl child as a measure to check female foeticide.
30 Sep 2016
Des Moines: Hillary Clinton campaigned on Friday in Iowa as early voting began in the pivotal swing state, seeking to pry it away from Republican Donald Trump and spur turnout that could ultimately decide the presidency.
20 Jan 2016
New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has taken a slew of measures including a 35 seconds compulsory wait to book tickets online through its website to facilitate hassle-free booking by genuine ticket seekers.