NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday cautioned political parties against resorting to vote-catching populist measures on the eve of elections, saying it would affect the expenditure on development.
Interacting with a group of law students from Bengaluru here, he also pointed out that it was up to the people to strengthen democracy, saying voting was not only a right but a responsibility too.
He urged people to keep in mind “4 Cs” — character, conduct, calibre and capacity, while choosing their representatives.
Unfortunately, he said some people were trying to weaken democracy by promoting another set of 4 Cs — caste, community, cash and criminality. (AGENCIES)