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Non-updating of voter list led to low turnout: BJP body survey

Around 45 per cent voters in Maharashtra did not exercise their franchsie as the Election Commission did not update voters' lists, a survey released by BJP's Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini has said.

india Updated: May 15, 2009 01:25 IST

Around 45 per cent voters in Maharashtra did not exercise their franchsie as the Election Commission did not update voters' lists, a survey released by BJP's Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini has said.

"About 45 per cent voters did not vote becuase of flaws in voters lists. They also found registration process tedious, and did not register their names," Prabodhini director general Vinay Sahsrabuddhe told reporters in Mumbai.

About 15 per cent people had a negative attitude towards voting and chose not to vote for any party or individual, he said.

"People said they were disillusioned by political parties and thought their votes would not make a difference," Sahasrabuddhe said.

An interesting aspect the report noted was that five to six per cent voters were 'busy with family affairs or preferred going out on picnic' on voting day.

The survey was conducted on 4,866 people from Mumbai, Thane and Pune area, who did not vote in the polls.