Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra appeals to people for exercising democratic rights
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra on Monday appealed to the people of the State to ensure that they exercise their adult franchise on the polling day.
The Governor said that on the polling day, the people of the State along are going to elect the political representatives for the State’s Seventh Legislative Assembly and for the Indian Union’s 17th House of Peoples (Lok Sabha). The Governor as the constitutional head of Arunachal Pradesh requested all the eligible voters to go to their polling booth and cast their valuable vote. Mishra said that India as a nation has the distinction of being the world’s biggest democracy.
“Our democracy is solidly built on the principles of universal suffrage. This provides us the constitutional right to vote during the elections. The election process, therefore, is a function for us. It is our moral, social and national responsibility to participate in this function and cast our vote,” he said.
The Governor emphasized that in an election, every single vote counts and it signifies the democratic power of a citizen.
Mishra also called upon all the officers assigned for the election duties, to perform their functions with impartiality, transparency, accountability and full devotion to duty.
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