Friday, March 27, 2009
By the People
Another election is round the corner. Political parties are busy selecting candidates and making and shifting alliances.The public is in a state of confusion. I personally feel that these elections are a mockery. There are basic qualifications laid down even for a class 4 grade job. But to be an MP or even a minister you need not possess any qualification. There is no police verification. You may be a goonda, convict or anything for that matter. How is this justified Sir? They contest against each other and after election form an alliance and make a Government. Do we elect them for this? We vote for a particular party or candidate with a purpose. If after election they juggle around and join together...what is the value of our votes? Is this real Democracy...I doubt. What is happening today is a mere fight for power. It is by the people, to the politicians, for the politicians. I am sad that the state of affairs in the world's largest Democracy is in such a pathetic condition. It is high time the laws are amended. Basic qualifications to fight an election should be laid down. Police verification to check the credentials of the candidates should be carried out. A law should be enacted laying down that no alliances can be formed after the elections. There is so much to write about. Only one thing friends...You are making yourself a fool by voting....but being an eligible citizen you have to vote....please choose your candidate not by his party but after confirming whether he/she is qualified in all respects to REPRESENT us....the people.