Are Indian elections a slug fest?
When elections come near, the whole country’s news channels start broadcasting the SlugFestival of 2009!
L. K. Advani of , Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi, Arun Jaitely and almost all of important leaders of the polical parties in India were exchanging ire in a bid to voo voters to vote. While some of these are famous, some were relatively unknown till now. Few high points have been the Weak PM remark BJP’s Advani, the Shoe Gate, Kandhar Hijack on Advani and BJP by Congress (INC) etc…
As Soumyarka Gupta (wrote in DNA, Mumbai today) put it “It’s been five years and the circus is back in town”
You can see it in full force with all bells and whistles blowing hard and long. Its only during these elections that you find new friends and foes. People from your own party turn foes when they don’t get a ticket. Even if you are the brother of ex chief minister of Bihar. And the rivals are just waiting to offer you a ticket.
How much of these ever do succeed? I wish I had the answer.
My Foot. Every body is saying that we will give you a change that you need. Every one is promising that they can.
If they could have, why not do it when they had the power. Neither the parties are clean, nor their candidates. Why do you allow a criminal to fight elections? And those who have clean records are not entertained. The guy who is contesting elections have never visited our locality (is what i have known). I did get a letter which was delivered by a “Karyakarta” on his behalf. But there was no one who could listen to what I wished to say. I had went to the offices of the two parties which are in our locality only to find that there is no one around. Every one is busy with some work or attending the promotion meet.
Most of the constituencies still witness chores of complaints from Voters who do not figure in the list. The government appointed nominess do not speed up the process of validatating the electroll list and including those who have been missed out. While they are not delibrately doing it, but they are delibrately lazy.
Hope you guys go and vote for the Indian Elections and excersise your franchise (who ever can). Vote for the sake of next five years.