Voter of Penukonda assembly constituency are making history by joining hands to provide candidates' full background information to the voters and bring them on stage to answer public question in the form a debate like it happens in western countries.
One of the biggest perils of our election process is that most of the voters don't know even the name of all the contestants.Due to lack of unbiased information about all the candidates the only person who would get votes are the one who can spend most money to make his name known or to buy the votes. The only information they get is either from candidate himself or from opposing candidate. There is no unbiased body that would give everyone a fair shot at election process.<br /> <br /> Voters of Penukonda Constituency in Andhra Pradesh are creating history by providing complete details of all the serious the candidates and gather them on stage in a public meeting to ask them tough questions. For the first time in Independent India voters have a chance to make an informed choice by watching the candidates face them on one stage and also get full information about their background.
A few passionate community leaders got together to form a non-profit organisation called "Rajarshi Sangam" to facilitate the debate and distribute the background information of contestants. The name "Rajarshi" came from the notion that voter is the real king in democracy and Rajarshis are advisers to this king.
Rajarshi Sangam plans to open chapters in every village in India to implement the same process to help voters in making right choice during elections. Its members will remain active after elections to monitor elected leaders and bring local issues to their attention.
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