Finally biggest Dance of Democracy – 2014 Elections of India are over and results are awaited. Excited with Poll Surveys and anticipated response, BJP and it’s leaders are busy in thumping their chests and readying for formation of new Government. People who are anticipating loss are sulking and Rahul Gandhi has said to be out of country, apparently overcoming election stress.
But I am not writing because of all the above reasons. I thought of this blog because this 2014 Election of India is historic in many sense. First time we saw unprecedented voting, first time during election Election Commission seized over Rs. 200 crores (2 billion) unaccounted cash. First time we saw tall poll promises like cheaper petrol, 24 hours electricity or water to every home being made through the blitz of advertising. First time we witnessed that how media frenzy can create or influence sentiment of electoral – rise of BJP and Modi, rise and fall of AAP because of Bhagoda stories which Media kept showing?
Also 2014 Elections are also classic example of thankless middle class to outgoing Government. In last 10 years Middle Class of this country rose, income went up, salaries increased many fold and so does spending too. Infrastructure in the country improved – new highways and airports were built and delivered. Power situation in cities improved. In other words quality of life of middle class changed for better. Though the world economy during financial crisis was on shaky grounds and strong economies like USA and UK fell flat, India remained firm in its position due efficiency of then ruling Government. But middle class chose not to give credit and vote in favour of Party currently in rule.
To me cash seizer of unaccounted money, buying of votes with gifts etc are malpractices and is form of corruption in which all major political parties of this country are involved to influence voters. Riots in Assam, Merrut and now in Hyderabad are cause of worry for country’s fabric and it’s people. Hopefully as country move forward under new leadership, new Government will understand the problem and be sensitive while handling these issues.
But more so over British Constitution which was introduced 150 years ago for Indians as second citizen and later become spirit of current Constitution of India is redundant. It’s inadequacies to manage corruption, good life for it’s citizen, criminalisation of politics and build India as Super Power of World is quiet visible. No wonder citizen’s unrest is at all time high and that’s why giving way to parties like AAP. Hopefully new Government will instead of bringing capitalism in the country would also address the inadequacies of Constitution to protect fabric of India and providing better life for future generations.
By: Sanjeev Singhai