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Voting Is Citizen’s Sacred Duty; So We Must Vote

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altBELLARY, NOV 29 (Bishop Henry D’Souza):  Rural Bellary constituency will go to polls tomorrow, Nov. 30. It is an opportunity for the citizens of this constituency to discern and choose. It is a privileged and solemn time. The collective decision of the voters will determine the course of development of the truly rural and backward Bellary.

 

Voting in polls is not a choice, it is a sacred duty. It has to be exercised freely and prudently. Noted social thinker Edmund Burke unequivocally declared: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. So, alert citizens have to make a choice and make it wisely and fearlessly.

Voting in an election helps a citizen to exercise his or her sacred duty to make the right choice and usher in new order of one’s choice. Every voter has no other choice but to do one’s best to inform oneself of the issues and people on the ballot, and then vote. 

Right to vote is a sacred duty which one must perform without fail. If one fails to vote then one is failing in his/her duty and then you are allowing somebody who is not your choice to rule over you till the next election. That is inappropriate.

The election is an opportunity for citizens to exercise his/her sacred duty to elect a representative who will serve the people with honesty and commitment to people’s progress. Hence, I appeal to all the priests, the Religious, lay faithful and the public of Bellary Rural Constituency to vote fearlessly without fail. Please cast your vote early, preferably by 10.00 am.

Tomorrow I will vote and I trust you too will! So, see you at the polls tomorrow morning!

 
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