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'Bangaloreans politically conscious now'

Published: 08th May 2013 07:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2013 07:44 AM   |  A+A-

Bangalore saw a voter turnout of 58.27 per cent in the May 5 assembly election and this reflects the fact that Bangaloreans are more conscious of their responsibilities and more willing than ever to take charge of their destiny, said Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, President, Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC).

In a press release, BPAC members commended the participation of Bangaloreans in the elections and also lauded the fact that Bangalore is one among three districts where female voters are in the majority (67.58 per cent).

“Bangalore saw an 11.05 per cent increase in voter turnout over the previous assembly elections held in 2008. More than 10 lakh additional voters, of which a large number were newly-registered voters, participated in this election,” Mazumdar-Shaw said.

In the release, T V Mohandas Pai, vice-president, B.PAC, said that inconsistent electoral lists had prevented many registered voters from exercising their franchise.

“These barriers that prevent people from participating in a more inclusive and engaged democratic process must be removed. I appeal to the authorities to urgently address this issue”. 

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