Role of Youth in Politics
This must all be the exact thought running through the minds of all the
political leaders in the fray to win elections. With a huge Percentage of first
time voters being added to the voters’ list every year, the decisions of the
youth will go a big way in elections.
Today youth has the power to transform our nation,
and it will. The responsibility of transformation, progress and innovation lies
on their shoulders.
play a vital role in a system of representative democracy. Youngsters who are
involved in the electoral process affirm their support as well as acquire a
stake in the system and an appreciation that they too can affect politics and
v Voting is
the only form of participation in which each citizen has an equal say (one
person, one vote). By voting, youth have the same ability as others to exercise
political influence or pressure
participation in elections ensures the faithful representation of the popular
people should vote to develop a habit of voting from the start, and thus ensure
people may have political interests that differ from those of old voters. If
young people don’t vote, they and their distinct interests are more likely to be
ignored or neglected by policy makers.
None Of The Above - A voter’s right to reject a step towards
In its efforts of cleansing the political system,
the Supreme Court of India upheld the right of voters to reject all candidates
contesting the elections. The apex court directed the Election Commission to
Before the NOTA option was introduced, people who
wanted to cast negative votes, had to enter their names in a register and cast
their vote on a separate ballot paper.
Under Section 49(O) of the conduct of election
rules, 1961, a voter could enter his electoral serial number in the form 17A
and cast negative vote.