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Make voting mandatory, punish those who fail to vote: Baba Ramdev

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 15 Feb 2017, 14:25:38 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev today said that voting should be made mandatory and those who don't vote should be deprived of public facilities. 

Baba Ramdev asked people to stir out of their homes in large numbers and vote for a clean government. 

"I appeal to people to venture out in large numbers and vote. Karo vote par chot, mitao prajatantra ka khot (vote for clean democracy), this is what I say to people," Baba Ramdev said after casting his vote in Haridwar. 

"Vote has great power. It can change PMs and CMs. People must come out and vote. I would say voting should be made compulsory for everyone. Those who don't vote should be deprived of facilities," he added. 

Noting that exercising one's right to franchise alone can lead to change, he asked people to vote for candidates who they think are clean.

"Vote for clean candidates and if you feel there is an army of corrupt nominees, vote for the less corrupt," Ramdev said.

When asked whether Narendra Modi government for whose installation he had worked hard was performing satisfactorily, he said it was discharging its duties with total authenticity.

"I worked hard at the time of 2014 Lok Sabha polls as change of guard at the Centre was an objective of my political movement. I think Modi ji is observing his rajdharma with total authenticity," the yoga guru said.

(With PTI inputs)