BJP Parliamentary Party chairman L.K. Advani advocates introduction of compulsory voting and says it is not impossible to bring in legislation to ensure it.

Chatting with journalists after unfurling the national flag at his residence here on the occasion of Republic Day, he supported the Election Commission's move to achieve cent per cent voter enrolment and wanted it to ensure that all registered voters cast their ballot.

“What is more important is that the voting percentage should increase and if possible it should be near cent per cent.” Mr. Advani said mandatory voting was not something “which is impossible in India...people have to be encouraged that they fulfil their responsibility towards democracy.” Voting should be a fundamental responsibility of the citizens to ensure an honest administration.