Budget of the election has gone up to
Rs. 1200,00,00,000(2009) from Rs. 10,79,69,000(1967).
Election expense on each voter:
Rs. 0.43 (1967) to Rs. 16.80 (2009)
Although Election Commission spends such a huge amount of money to keep democracy alive, the percentage of voting is consistently decreasing over last 60 years.
61.16% (1952) to 58.07% (2004)
As the Election commissions preparations are for 100% voters, the money spent for "Non voting voters" is wasted... So "the number of voters who do not vote multiplied by the amount spent on each voter" gives you the total amount of money wasted in the election process.
Rs. 4,19,17,599 (1967) to Rs. 579,73,07,800 (2004)
To Vote is our RIGHT.......DUTY......and moreover......RESPONSIBILITY....!!!
Have you realised how big our responsibility is???
If we do not vote, it not just weakens the democracy but also wastes the money spent on you by the government.
FOR OUR COUNTRY.....
Written by Tanmay Kanitkar
Offiicial website of Election Commission of India: http://www.eci.gov.in/
And daily "Sakaal" dated 1st and 3rd March 2009.