This important question, among others regarding how to cast your vote that won't go against the Shariah, was apparently asked by some Muslims. I do not know how true it must be for one has never heard of such a thing before. But the Darul ul Uloom got its opportunity to issue one more fatwa.
This time it is to vote and for democracy. Which is such a dictatorial thing to do. Getting that ink dot is "as important as a testimony or a witness is in Islam", they said.
Then, the faithful are told that they cannot judge Indian democracy according to Quranic or Hadith principles.
Now, this is wonderful except that by issuing this edict and other past ones they are, and have been, going against their own sage advice.
It has got them brownie points and people will go, "Oh, this is the much-needed reform Muslim society needs." The Darul ul Uloom fellows will be seen as 'leaders'. One more joke.
Who knows this fatwa must have been prompted by some candidate who likes to wash down his rogan josh with Scotch?
I'd say lage raho miyan bhai, but please leave the ordinary Muslim alone to decide whether they want a drunkard, a womaniser or a Sufi high on hash.