Extravagant Elections! India votes!

The world’s largest democracy is put to test as it needs to elect a government for itself which can take her to the path of development and glory which she ought to be on.

The showbiz, the marketing, the advertisements, the speech, the rallies, the roadshows. Too much to look forward these elections as this time it is not just a two way fight.

With an eye on the ‘neo middle class’ people, Aam Aadmi Party has jumped into the General Elections. As it’s National Convener highlights again and again that ‘removing’ corruption is their primary target, AAP has provided the progressive people of India a third ‘promising’ option.

With BJP’s Namo Namo call, they hope they can ride on the wave and get clear majority in the lower house, which this nation hasn’t seen since the 1984 general elections when late Pm Rajiv Gandhi won 416 seats for INC riding on the sympathy wave after Indira Gandhi’s assasination.

INC on the other hand has been pushed against the wall. They rely on Rahul Gandhi’s speeches which are thought to be ‘youthful’. With Manmohan Singh retiring, he could be the scapegoat for taking the blame of all the scams in the UPA regime. The only thing INC can do to get votes is by propagating the ‘secular’ word.

The talks about polity is over, let’s talk about the other side of these general elections, the MONEY been flown like water.

BJP on one hand is using Technology like 3D holograph to reach out more and more people, INC has not changed it’s conventional way of reaching the masses.

Massive budgets are allocated for marketing and advertisements. Whether it be ‘Bhaarat Nirman’ or ‘Abki baar Modi Sarkar’, political establishments are trying to lure voters with ‘chunavi lollipops’.

But where does this much money come from? The Election Commission keeps a check on the election budgets of parties but still there are cases when Black money is involved.

With parties turning down this claim, there is enough room for doubt. As India have progressed into the 21st century, the 67 year old young nation has developed a sense of what is politically correct or incorrect.

Therefore, I leave it up to the voters’ discretion that use of black money bothers him or not. After all these parties will only run our economy after they get elected.

But don”t make it an excuse to not to vote. It is a hearty appeal to people of India especially the youth to go out and vote.

Because your vote is NOT your right as publicized by the ‘Netas’ but your duty, your obligation towards the future generation of this nation who is getting younger as it grows old.

Jai Hind. Jai Maa Bharati.

P.S. these are neutral views of the author and are not motivated by any political force. Don’t hurl abuses or use derogatory language in comments. thank you.

Deaf and Dumb Government

Petrol Prices are hiked once again. Not 2 or 3 rs. but by 10%. Petrol is one of the basic necessities of the common man. That’s why the previous governments kept it under their control. But this 21st century government which still thinks as they did in the 70’s, doesn’t seem to be reacting  to situations as fast as possible.

In this era of fast paced competition among countries, our government is still very slow as it was in the 1970’s. When it comes to increase MP’s salary or MP allowances the government and parliament is quick to react. We are so bound by rules that the ministers still utter these words ” I beg to lay the papers mentioned against my name”..The British parliament , from whom we have adopted the parliamentary structure has changed a lot over the years but we are still stuck with those old ideas and infinite number of rules. 

The present government of UPA II has lost its right to be in the government as they don’t bother about the people anymore. But the opposition doesn’t seem to have unanimity and there is lack of leadership in NDA and the Left parties. This is the sole reason that this government is still in power. After the success in its first tenure, UPA-II is struggling with the problems within itself. Feud between heavyweight ministers, charges of corruption, Anna’s Movement, Dispute of congress with its allies, Mamta’s Dominance, Manmohan Singh’s weakness and many more.

The effect of governance is such that people are thinking of Dictatorship as an option. The likes of Kamadi and A. Raja are polluting the sacred temple of Democracy. People like Mayawati, Lau Prasad, Mulayam Singh are at the mercy of CBI.But the age old Law proverb comes into effect “Innocent till proven guilty”. Its unfortunate and ridiculous that Arvind Kejriwal and baba Ramdev has to tell people that the parliament house is full of criminals!..

The only thing which can improve system to some extent is the involvement of youth from al parts of the nation. i am sorry to say But Rahul Gandhi is just a namesake ‘Gandhi’. He cannot be the leader we want. People look upon him as the next Rajiv Gandhi but unfortunately Rahul has to see more struggle in Life. He is in his 40’s and 5 years from no he will no longer be the kind of Youth Leadership we want. There is urgency of taking fast actions with the elder people giving in all their experience and advice. Kolkata Knight riders team may be an example , just kidding.

-Tim Salvo