Nowadays, we are seeing a plenty of action in all political parties whether regional or national in the wake of coming Lok Sabha polls. All kinds of accusations and counter accusations are being leveled against each other. This coming Lok Sabha poll is going to be historical as was the last Delhi poll. The last Delhi elections were historical because of the record-breaking voter turnout. People turned up for voting in such a large number primarily with hopes of changing the decades old rotten political system and to root out corruption. In other state assembly elections also, there was a clear mandate against the Congress and the only alternative was BJP; significantly, a good percentage also used NOTA (none of the above) option. In Delhi, people had an alternative to BJP, so a significant number of people voted for AAP.
We need to be very wise while casting votes this time. My humble request to my fellow citizens is to please keep in mind the plight of have-nots (masses) and not only 20-30% haves. Kindly bear in mind the plight of the poor for the last more than six decades under Congress/BJP/other parties’ rules in different states.The poor have become poorer and rich have become richer. The poor people keep on dying on the roads in the cold and in the severe heat conditions year after year and farmers keep on committing suicides. We have given a number of chances to almost all the parties and situation is the same for the masses, so please be judicious while casting your vote in the coming polls.
By Sunil Kr. Sehgal