India tops world record in fraud polls: Judge

New Delhi—India recorded the world’s highest number of cases related to electoral malpractices, Tripura High Court Justice Subhashish Talapatra said. Addressing a seminar at Agartala in Indian state of Tribpura, Justice Talapatra said such cases included electoral corruptions and various types of electoral dishonesty. “During elections, many candidates or leaders get involved in various types of electoral malpractices, corruptions, but unfortunately no political party takes actions against such people,” he said. He added mere framing of laws would not help check electoral frauds unless people and leaders of political parties took corrective steps. The judge said participation of increasing number of people in India’s electoral process was a good indication for the world’s largest democracy. “Many decades back, 30 to 35 per cent people took part in the voting. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, 65 to 75 per cent people cast their votes,” he said.—KMS

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