The Election Commission of India plans to use the social media for spreading the message of higher participation of voters in elections and ethical voting practices. Highlighting the strength and spread of the social media, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said “the Election Commission cannot overlook its outreach.”

Inaugurating a day—long workshop on the social media for voters' participation at the India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIDEM), the CEC said measures like engagement with the social media will contribute to India's step—up from being the largest democracy to the “greatest” democracy. — PTI

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