Are we using our Right to Vote?

Amitabh Bachchan - Action Wanted

We often curse or blame the government for the mismanagement, unhygienic surroundings, price rise, poor infrastructure and water quality, increase in unemployment and poverty, and prevalence of rampant corruption. But, are we right in playing this blame game?

As one of the largest democracies in the world, we have been given the right to select our preferred candidate in every four to five years as a Public Servant. India has the largest number of youths in the world. It is being looked upon by the world as a knowledge hub. A country of a billion has got tremendous talent and potential to become a super power in the near future. Joining politics was once considered a way to serve the country and its citizens.

Vote India-Action WantedAll this has changed now with people losing faith in political leaders. The nominated and elected candidates being selected are the ones who prefer playing religion-based politics to serve their ends, who are not well educated, who are mostly over aged, who are honoured with one or more civil or criminal cases against them, and who considers this field as another business opportunity and wants to make profit out of their position before moving out.

Whom do you think is responsible for all this mess? The urban youths are slowly moving away from this distasteful process. Voting for them is like a waste of time as they believe that nothing will going to happen even if they vote as all the political candidates are the same. They are unable to find a leader who is on the lines of the greats like Jawahar Lal Nehru, Rajiv Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, etc. But, somewhere the change has to start, as Mahatama Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

My questions to all readers of this article are:-

  • In this electronic age, when we are doing online banking transactions, would it be a right step to introduce online voting as an option so as to encourage more people to vote?
  • Can companies play a helping hand in this nation building process by making voting as mandatory for its employees?
  • How media can encourage and provide a platform for the talented youths to come in politics without any fear but with a sense of serving the country?

Pour all your thoughts on this platform because as I always say:-

“ Its Your Life, Its Only ONE Life,

Its TIME to ACT, Its TIME to take ACTION,

Because it is WANTED!!”

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LaWatche
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 08:58:53

    The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.


  2. Gator Woman
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:56:37

    Yes, have voted in every election all of my life.
    So many have died for this right, this privilege and so many still cannot do it.
    Great post.


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