India has 2.49 lakh voters aged earlier mentioned 100: CEC Rajiv Kumar


The Main Election Commissioner flagged off the bicycle rally at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune’s Balewadi region.

The Chief Election Commissioner flagged off the bicycle rally at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Sophisticated in Pune’s Balewadi area.

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There are 2.49 lakh voters aged higher than 100 in India, Main Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar explained on November 9.

Moreover, 1.80 crore voters are previously mentioned 80 decades of age, Mr. Kumar said following flagging off a bicycle rally in Maharashtra’s Pune metropolis on Wednesday to generate awareness about voter registration, as aspect of the countrywide amount launch of a specific summary revision of the voters’ listing.

The Election Commission of India’s initiative is aimed at growing the electoral rolls in urban parts.

Outlining the robustness and elegance of the Indian electoral rolls, Mr. Kumar mentioned the region has voters from the best peaks of Himalayas, from the 6,000KM coastline in south, deserts in the west and areas from the east.

“You will be pleased to know we have near to 2.49 lakh voters in our rolls who are (aged) 100 as well as and what a reduction and ecstasy it offers when you interact with them and uncover that they have been voting all by their lives,” he reported.

“Besides, there are 1.80 crore voters who are earlier mentioned 80 yrs of age,” he explained to reporters just after the rally.

The CEC stated India’s very first voter Shyam Saran Negi, who a short while ago died, was 106 yrs old and voted by postal ballot just three times ahead of his dying. “That is the spirit,” he extra.

Mr. Kumar said the summary revision takes location every year, but this calendar year they are performing a extremely focussed action and starting off it all above the region from Pune with a certain objective to boost the participation of citizens from city parts.

“What does it necessarily mean? Almost everywhere in the region and the farthest achievable States, be it hills, coastal strains, everywhere you go, inaccessible terrains, deserts, all over the place each solitary citizen will get enlisted as a voter and strengthens the democracy by not only finding registered but also casting his/her vote,” the CEC said.

Mr. Kumar claimed they want to ask for all voters in the city parts, all the youth to occur participate, get registered and vote.

“It is only by your voting that the democratic traditions grow to be unquestionably sturdy and strong,” the CEC claimed.

“Some of the metropolitan areas, I am not naming them, do not seriously do that variety of voting and there is a entire good deal of ground which we have to include in urban places, that is why this rally was arranged to generate awareness,” he reported.

Mr. Kumar flagged off the bicycle rally at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports activities Advanced in Pune’s Balewadi spot.

He later on informed reporters that there are some innovative, major metro towns where by apathy is viewed between the urban voters, but it is envisioned that these towns should also participate in voting entire-heartedly and assistance improve the democracy.

“The exact applies to the youth also. If they can place forth their views on WhatsApp, they can very very well put forth their feeling on casting votes,” he claimed.

Mr. Kumar mentioned Pune has been preferred for the countrywide start of the unique summary revision of the voters’ record as it is the “city of information” and the concept will get distribute more quickly from here.

When pointed out that Pune experienced recorded a very low voting proportion, the CEC reported, “Certainly, there is minimal apathy.” Notably, in the 2019 standard elections, the in general voting share for the Pune Lok Sabha constituency was 49.84%.

Mr. Kumar mentioned on the day of voting, a vacation is declared as for every the Negotiable Instruments Act and some individuals feel “let’s enjoy the vacation in its place of heading and casting vote”, but they really should go and vote as holiday seasons are always there.

Mr. Kumar mentioned the relevance of particular summary revision is that if anyone is remaining and not involved as a voter, he or she will be included through this initiative. “Also, younger voters who are turning 18 on qualifying dates have a prospect to get enrolled,” he extra.

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