Poll panel to campaign too - for votes

March 7th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, March 7 (IANS) The Election Commission will launch a campaign during the Lok Sabha elections too - to motivate the people to vote, Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami said Saturday.
Speaking to reporters here, he said: “We are contemplating using star campaigners to make voters aware about the (importance of voting).”

He did not give details, but a poll panel source said Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Sachin Tendulkar were being contacted to take part in the campaign.

Gopalaswami said: “We are concerned about the dwindling participation of the common people in (elections). Low turnout is not a good sign for such an important democratic process.”

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