Call for followers to vote
Nasik Swami Tuesday, March 18, 2014
THE country’s largest organisation representing more than 280,000 Hindus, the Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji, has called on its members to participate in the general election.
Sabha national general secretary Vijendra Prakash said they had been advising all their members to register to vote.
Mr Prakash said the Sabha had more than 190,000 members who would be voting for the first time.
“I encourage all members to vote.
“It is their right to participate in the upcoming general election and choose a democratically-elected government,” he said.
Mr Prakash said the September election was the only opportunity their members would have to elect a government that is recognised worldwide.
He said the Sabha had been talking to its members and educating them on the democratic process.
Mr Prakash said while inadequate resources were a challenge, the Sabha was doing all it could to assist the people in making a good decision.
“Wherever we hold our meeting, we talk to the people in the communities,” he said.