Monday, 7 April 2014

Kalam's message for voters

After roping in film stars and social activists for its public outreach programme, the Election Commission officers in Odisha are banking on a message of former President Abdul Kalam to improve voter turnout in the twin elections.

The office of chief electoral officer has uploaded Kalam's letter on its official website (

In the letter, Kalam said the students expressed their unwillingness to cast votes. When students asked him whether they should vote, Kalam replied: "Your right to vote is precious and exercise of the franchise is very essential as you have got a great opportunity to select right person to represent you in parliament and assembly."

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