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CEC fails to cast his vote

December 01, 2003 20:30 IST
Last Updated: December 01, 2003 21:51 IST

James Michael Lyngdoh is in trouble. The man who exhorts every adult Indian to vote and is responsible for organising the entire electoral process on Monday failed to cast his vote in the Delhi assembly elections.

The Chief Election Commissioner, whose name figures at serial number 725 of the voters list at Polling Station number 79 in the Gole Market constituency, failed to keep his date with his democratic right even though all other eligible VVIPs, including President A P J Abdul Kalam and former Presidents exercised their franchise.

Mediapersons were tipped at least twice about his going to the polling booth. However, he failed to turn up at the polling booth.

Many voters were seen frowning when they came to know that the CEC himself had not cast his vote. "At least he should have cast his vote since he and his department lectures everyone to exercise their democratic right," said one of the voters referring to the Election Commission's widely-publicised advertisement exhorting the electorate: "Do vote. It's your right and duty."

Repeated efforts to reach Lyngdoh proved futile while Election Commission officials were not willing to talk on the subject.

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Sub: CEC

I wonder why this whnever people write about Lyngdhoh, they dont fail to mention his full name. Is it because its easy to write or ...

Posted by ybojs

Sub: He may have some health problem

He may have had some health problem, ofcourse!. Barring some grave illness, it is shameful behaviour from a person who wastes no opportunity to preach ...

Posted by Damodaran.N.J

Sub: casting of vote by President, CVC and Chief Justice SC

positions held by the President of India, The Vice President of India, The Chief Justice of SC and Chief Election Commissioner are sacred, constitutional and ...

Posted by ramesh wasudeo

Sub: CEC din vote

This is shameful. Nothing else to say.

Posted by Sriram Venkitachalam

Sub: CEC did not vote

We have infinite number of preachers and only one or two practitioners like Kalam. CEC deserve to be dismissed from his job sooner than later.

Posted by Indira


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