The election commission is planning to rope in music maestro A.R. Rahman to compose a song exhorting the youth to come out and vote without consideration of money or muscle power.
â€œWe are thinking of requesting Rahman to compose a song and use it in our endeavour to increase voting percentage,â€ said the chief election commissioner, S. Y. Qureshi.
He added that the earlier appeals made by cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni evoked tremendous response leading to 60 percent increase in votersâ€™ turnout.
While addressing an open house session on â€˜free and fair elections â€“ combating money and muscle powerâ€™ organised by an NGO Fifth Pillar, the CEC said the former president, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, had also agreed to give a call to the youth to vote.
The EC will organise an event for the launch of enrolment campaign on January 25, which would be observed as National Voters Day.