- Nitish Kumar loses two confidantes, one of them a minister, to the BJP
- Live Blog: Battleground 2014
- BJP tries to placate angry Uddhav Thackeray after cousin Raj bowls a googly
- Included in DMK manifesto: no "bashing" of other parties
- Real neta should listen, not just talk: Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Gujarat
- GJM opposes Bhaichung Bhutia's Lok Sabha candidature from Darjeeling, decides to back BJP
- Estranged from Lalu Prasad, Ram Kripal Yadav flirts openly with BJP
- Vote 2014: Amar Singh's move upsets local calculations
Delhi poll panel ropes in private firms to spread voting awareness
Indo-Asian News Service | Updated: October 14, 2013 21:21 IST
Experts from the NGOs will organize 'nukkad natak' or street corner plays for projecting the importance of voting and also stage rallies so that people understand the value of their vote and use it in the coming election, a source told IANS.
"NGOs will organize rallies and systematic voting education electoral participation (SVEEP) activities in all the nine districts of the state so that more and more people come ahead to vote in the upcoming Delhi state election," the source said.
The NGOs have already started the work in some of the districts, the source added.
"Influential popular public figures will be invited during the rallies so that they talk on the importance of voting," the source said.
"The initiative was taken after analyzing that the voting percentage during the last election in Delhi (2008) was comparatively very low than elections in the northeastern states," he added.
- Also See
Modi's national aspiration couldn't be ignored after he registered a third successive win in Gujarat's Assembly elections.
In his first election, the 45-year-old activist turned politician defeated incumbent chief minister Sheila Dikshit in her on constituency by some 22,000 votes.
The former actor, with roles in nearly 150 films, has inked a partnership of his Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) with the BJP.