In Gujarat, the MoU to publicize the names of non-voters in companies should be cancelled: Yechury

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New Delhi > CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has written to the Chief Election Commissioner demanding cancellation of the MoU signed by the Election Fee with corporates to observe whether or not the employees of the businesses vote in Gujarat. The information that the Election Fee has reached an settlement with the corporate homeowners to seek out the employees who didn’t vote and publicize their names is extraordinarily surprising. This can be a transfer to make voting obligatory. The Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer says that 233 MoUs have been signed.

In 2015, the central authorities in its reply to the Supreme Court docket on a petition searching for to make voting obligatory, stated that making voting obligatory would create an undemocratic setting within the nation. The federal government additionally cited the Regulation Fee place within the courtroom that proper to vote is a constitutional proper and never a basic responsibility. The federal government’s stance of forcing corporates to vote is unconstitutional. That is in a controversial state of affairs the place corporates fund elections via electoral bonds.

With the appearance of digital voting machines, the observe of blending ballots disappeared. The determine in every machine may be identified precisely. This leaves staff susceptible to company retaliation and harassment. On this state of affairs, Yechury requested within the letter that the Election Fee ought to go away the controversy.

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