10 million people to pledge for ethical voting today in Tamil Nadu

Written by | May 10, 2016 | 0

Chennai: The Election Commission has organised mass pledge taking events for over 10 million voters today to promote ethical voting in Tamil Nadu.

All the polling booths, state and central government offices and quasi-government organisations, beneficiaries in the muster rolls of welfare schemes like MGNREGA, self-help groups, youth associations and similar other bodies will witness the event as they will swear that they will not receive money for voting.

This is the first time ever that such a massive people’s movement against distribution of money for voting has been initiated in the country by the Election Commission.

Reports from different districts indicate that the move has got wider support from various cross sections of the public including political parties who will take the pledge at 10 am.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address a political rally at Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district tomorrow.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who was set to address rallies in the state today has cancelled his events due to health reasons.

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