The Bahujan Vidyarthi Sangha (BVS) on Monday conducted a signature campaign at the Statue Circle here urging voters not to be enticed by money and liquor during the Assembly elections.
Several people pledged to not sell their votes for money and liquor. They said that they would cast their votes responsibly.
The sangha, in a note circulated at the campaign, wanted to know how could people expect accountability from elected representatives if voters succumbed to the influence of money and liquor. It said that voters would not have the right to question elected representatives if they “sell” their vote.
The vote is a powerful tool that can bring about change and development.
The members educated people about their rights and responsibilities as a voter.
Meanwhile, Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Institute, which recently launched a campaign, Making Democracy Work, launched another campaign, ‘Mane Mane Jatha’. Volunteers will go door to door to create awareness among voters.
On the occasion, a voters’ clinic was inaugurated here. People can get details about voting rights at the clinic.
Volunteers distributed pamphlets to passersby. The campaign is being conducted with the support of the Association for Democratic Reforms and other NGOs.