Chief Justice DY Chandrachud has called for active participation of voters in the 2024 general elections

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud has made a passionate appeal to the citizens of India to ensure that they vote in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections, in a video message as part of the ‘My Vote My Voice’ campaign of the Election Commission, Justice Chandrachud emphasized voting as a crucial duty in a constitutional democracy.

He described voting as one of the “most important duties” that the Constitution confers on citizens and urged every eligible voter to participate in shaping the future of the nation. “We are citizens of the largest democracy in the world. The Constitution not only grants us a large number of rights, but also entrusts us with the obligation to vote,” he stated in his message.

Highlighting the importance of every vote, Justice Chandrachud said, “I would like to request all of you not to miss this opportunity to vote responsibly as citizens of our great motherland. Five minutes, every five years for our nation. It’s feasible, isn’t it? Let’s vote with pride. My voice, my voice.”

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The Chief Justice recalled his own first experience as a voter and noted the deep sense of patriotism and connection to country that comes from casting a vote. “The ink on the finger when I vote creates enormous feelings of patriotism and connection with the nation,” he reflected.

Justice Chandrachud also pointed out the equal value given to the vote of every citizen, reinforcing the principle of ‘one citizen, one vote and one value’. He shared his consistent commitment to this civic duty, even during his busy days as a lawyer, and emphasized the importance of participation regardless of personal and professional burdens.

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The Lok Sabha elections will be held from April 19 to June 1, 2024, in seven phases, and the results will be declared on June 4, 2024. Justice Chandrachud’s message is intended to boost voter turnout and strengthen India’s democratic ethos. a government ‘of the people, by the people and for the people’.

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