Monday, May 4, 2009
I am not going to vote!
The elections are in full swing and the media is going crazy. The debate is on endlessly...what the alliances are and who’s trying to woo whom etc. And there’s the accusation of low turn-out especially with all our stars lined up to show how they have become aware of their duties and responsibilities...oh yeah...it’s nice to be followed by the camera and all your pics splashed on the next day’s newspaper with your designer goggles and statement attire! They say that the heat is responsible for the low turn-out...how stupid, don’t we brave this heat and go to work every-day?! Don’t our people brave this heat, and do farming, go to factories and sell wares on the street. For these people there is nothing called weekends and holidays...its work or no food for the day! Even for the urban middle-class there are people who go to work, in weekends and holidays....!!! Hence heat is NOT the reason...So what could possibly be the reason? Before that, tell me what should I vote for...who should I state my preferences for and who against? Aren’t they all the birds of same feather? 16th May is going to be a numbers game...they will form alliances without any ideological or constructive vision! Besides, show me a party manifesto where they have come up with a vision to make our lives better!! What difference does it make at all as to who sits in North Block...except that the one who does will become richer and fatter!!