Anna Hazare protest 'unfortunate', electoral processes the best way to root out corruption: CEC

Exercise your franchise, vote out the corrupt, S Y Quraishi advises Indians


Deevakar Anand | April 8, 2011

Chief election commissioner (CEC) S Y Quraishi on Friday said that the most effective way to root out corruption was through the electoral process

On the sidelines of Confederation of Indian Inudstry (CII) annual session, speaking to Governancenow on the Anna Hazare campaign on Lokpal, Quarishi said, "It is unfortunate that the citizenry and the civil society have to resort to measures like these protests rather than throwing away a corrupt governmnet through elections." On being asked if he was putting the blame back on the citizens, he said , "Yes."

Taking a dig at urban voters, the CEC said that the urban middle-class turnout in elections was poor, while they constitute the chunk of the protestors today.




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