Government should not hesitate to hold referendum on important domestic issues

Government should not be shy of holding referendum on very important domestic issues on which people have strong views like the following:

1. Whether government should go ahead with the nuclear power plant in Koodankulam,Tamilnadu.The referendum should be restricted to the areas surrounding Koodankulam.

2. Whether Prime Minister should be included in the Lokpal jurisdiction.This should be the country wide referendum.

3. Whether Telangana should be a separate state.This referendum should be restricted to the people of Telangana.

4. Whether death penalty should be abolished.

It may be pointed out that in Hong Kong referendum was held on whether certain area of the sea should be reclaimed for building road on it.

The country’s size should not be a problem for holding referendum as this can be done online.While in the beginning not many people will be able to use the online facility,as the days go by the response from the people will be as good as to the voting in the elections.
The referendum should however not be extended to issues which touch on the integrity and unity of the country.

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One Response to Government should not hesitate to hold referendum on important domestic issues

  1. Prof. Rao says:

    “Government should not be shy of holding referendum on very important domestic issues on which people have strong views like the following” is very good where people are educated ( think and practice). In our country any thing right from vote to bail/judgement can be purchased with money, hence wrong things will dominate. If at all such surveys are required send the information to active / retired professors(IITs,NITs and reputed universities National laboratory scientists etc but never to politicians) You have not included one thing about Chandryan and Mangalyan if such useless,costly projects should be taken up by our scientists. It is nothing but misleading the nation.
    Prof.RAO (USA)

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