Thursday, April 03, 2014

Choice for the poor, rich and the bourgeois!

C of the AtoZ challenge

There is always a choice. Sometimes there are several choices. Sometimes there are too many choices. And sometimes, despite all the choices one feels there is none!

The longest elections in the country’s history have been announced to be from April 7 to May 12 in 543 constituencies in India to elect Members of the Parliament in the Lok Sabha.  About 81.5 crore or 815 Million people of the country are eligible to vote in the elections at an expense of Rs. 3,500 crore.

The choice: The choice in a democratic country is to vote.  It is unfortunately not mandatory but a lot is at stake – the governance we get, the progress India makes all depends on that all important Vote. Make the choice to vote.

Several choices: With a multi-party system there are several choices on who to vote for with easy choices being either the BJP or the Congress or their allies

Too many choices:  If you consider the independent candidates, regional parties, major parties, to make the right choice, you will have to examine a long list to find out who you want to elect! There were about 14 candidates per seat* (National average) in the last election and numbers are likely to go up.

Many choices but no choice – After all the research you may find most candidates are barely literate, are criminal, have a history of being corrupt or are incompetent rendering all the choices useless.

This election, take the pledge to vote. Shed the cynicism and vote for the party which has an ideology that appeals to you and whose leadership and vision you think will make a difference. Your next government could very well be because of the choice you make.


*source TOI

27 comments:

  1. Wow well said...I hope that everyone does vote :)

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  2. A good blog post on a current topic.

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  3. Yes I agree. Very well written!

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  4. so true!! nice point pinched!!

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  5. choice of best amongst the worst

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  6. You have summed up the dilemma of the average Indian rather aphoristically in the first paragraph itself. Great going, Richa!

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    1. Thanks Umashankar. I hope I can survive on this 'challenge'. Apologies if I am a bit delayed in visiting any new posts after your mindblowing novella.

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  7. That is a very pertinent and current topic.

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  8. Quite true about too many choices but no real choice!

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  9. Good points! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" and I look forward to visiting again!

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    1. Hi there! Happy to have you here. Look fwd to your visits!

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  10. True! Apt for the current season of elections.

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