13-Jun-2024
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India’s Electoral Marvel: A Triumph of Democracy and Inclusivity 

In a remarkable achievement, India recorded the highest voter turnout in the world Like Electoral Marvel during the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar, addressing a press conference a day before the counting of votes, paid tribute to the 642 million voters who participated in this “festival of democracy.” This staggering number surpasses the combined voter base of all G7 countries and 2.5 times that of the 27 European Union (EU) nations, solidifying India’s position as a global electoral powerhouse. 

Empowering Women and Celebrating Inclusivity 

The Indian elections not only set records in terms of overall voter participation but also showcased the country’s commitment to inclusive elections. CEC Rajiv Kumar highlighted that an impressive 312 million women exercised their right to vote, a figure 1.25 times greater than the women voters of the 27 EU countries in their last national election. This remarkable statistic reflects the Election Commission of India’s (ECI) unwavering dedication to ensuring equal participation and representation. 

Integrity, Preparedness, and a Commitment to Fairness 

CEC Rajiv Kumar commended the meticulous efforts of the election personnel, which resulted in fewer repolls compared to previous elections. Only 39 repolls were required in the Lok Sabha polls 2024, a significant decrease from the 540 repolls in 2019. Furthermore, the ECI extended special thanks to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their unwavering faith in the electoral process, resulting in the highest voter turnout in the state in the last four decades. 

The ECI’s commitment to free, fair, and transparent elections was evident in their proactive approach to addressing potential impediments. The “4Ms” – Muscle, Money, Misinformation, and Model Code of Conduct (MCC) Violations – were identified, confronted, and tackled effectively. Additionally, the poll body made a record seizure of nearly Rs 10,000 crores, nearly three times the value seized in 2019, empowering local teams to ensure a level playing field. 

As India awaits the results, the resounding success of these elections serves as a testament to the country’s robust democratic traditions and the ECI’s relentless efforts in upholding the integrity of the electoral process. 

For detailed story, please visit: Awaz the voice

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