Thursday, March 26, 2009

Choices in DemoCrazy!

Yes, we are soon going for the 15th Lok Sabha Elections in this country. And with all the hoopla this time around “we must vote” – some people with a different take, make me pause & ponder that “yes! we must vote – but for whom?” This I don’t know… B’coz I am really confused with the great choices that we have this time.

Opinion polls feel that Aam Aadmi’s party can come to power again. Great! That would be best for the entertainment of people in these sad times.
How? For starters, Aam Aadmi’s Party manifesto, released this week, is the biggest horror flick I have ever seen. Threatening the nation with so many weapons! Awesome!! First being reservation in private sector & reservation for minorities. Followed by promises of generous but slightly ill-planned subsidies for the poor... (now whats perfect you'll say?) The suspense & thriller angle to Aam Aadmi Party's national entertainment flick - the manifesto has no answer how a nation like ours, dying under a gigantic fiscal deficit & credit rating deterioration threats afford all this? Keep guessing.

And then there is BJP & the Third Front. These parties will at least ensure that we remain united as one nation. Didn’t you just hear a young BJP leader, much like the older BJP leaders, described himself as a Hindu and a true Indian. (Bythe way, I loved this post on Gandhi Cousins & others. Mast Read)

And of course the behenji from UP with her lovely slogans
and statues is also a perfect PM material.
Another option could also be “ Is baar, Sharad Pawar” - for the sake of Maharashtra! Man, the choices in

P.S: Do leave a comment and help me decide :-)


Prat Mitt said...

yes its sad that we don't have anyone to choose from.

If it pleases you, Sharad Pawar has withdrawn his claim as PM.

We are continuously reminded that each vote makes a difference. However, in the current scenario, even if we decide to vote for a good independent candidate, it is for sure that government is made by parties and no matter it is GOP or BJP or 3rd Front or fourth back, whoever brings reservation, it will be passed unanimously as last time.

May be we all are wrong and Mandal commission is right that there are more OBC and less Gen.

Just pray that soon there be a 100% reservation with each one having its share, then competition will again be even

«« hAdez »» said...

As ur vote ll b counted in your constituency only, i think its better to compare candidates there. Play ur small role and let the big picture create itself. :)

Anonymous said...

I am lucky enough to have Hyderabad as my residence and have the option of voting for Lok Satta and JP. The guy is awesome, he does everything by the book. I really hope he makes it big this time.

If I were you, I'd go for the Grand Old Party simply because we just cannot afford a BJP led government at the center in these tumultuous times. The Left, for me is out of the question.

arshat.chaudhary said...

Its simple really.. choose the lesser of the evils.. :)
Btw, congrats on ur admit..

Abhay said...

Rule 49-0 is ur answer....give a negative vote.or choose the lesser evil(which i feel is a really tuff task).

Vinod_Sharma said...

Whether you vote for the Aam Aadmi party or the BJP, you will be voting for a Gandhi. It is up to you to decide whether you want to vote for the one who is "blind to religion" of the one who is "a Gandhi, a Hindu and a Indian in equal measure"!

If you are still in doubt, vote for the commies to get the best of both the Gandhis - they are blind to both religion and India!

Sugandha said...

@Prat: Praying for 100% reservations ;-)

@hAdez: Need suggestion for shaping the big pic only naa

@Karan: Every1 in Andhra is all praises about Lok Satta this time

@Arshat: Thanks!

@Abhay: Great suggestion :)

@Vinod Sir: U reassured me that we have great choices. Jai ho!

Varun Reddy Sevva said...

I still say Congress is better (Although my National Level vote is going for Lok Satta) as the alternatives suck.. I prefer a 76-year old economist to a 81-year old lawyer...

Anonymous said...

Totally. The Lok Satta does everything by the book, for ex- they dont take more than 5K from a single individual, as the rule book says.

I feel its a make or break election for them. If JP wins, they'r well on their way.