Political democracy or kingly regin
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Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Political democracy or Kingly reign?
The most important gift we have got post-independence is the freedom to do what we want, many
of which we lose callously.
Freedom, independence, and rights; all have a meaning post 1956 for us Indians. Whether it was the
princely Rajputs or fiercely Mughals that ruled our subcontinent, or the cunning British that divided
and ruled us efficiently, we have begun to act and are trained to be nothing but slaves. But Mahatma
Gandhi and the many freedom fighters who lost their lives to give us a precious gift have slaved
themselves so that we and our children live like independent Indians. It is time we use this right to
govern ourselves in the manner that is right.
After independence, the political parties have come to take upon the task of governing the people,
states and other affairs. Initial struggle to undertake this humongous task was overcome, all thanks
to the passion and energetic attitude of the then leaders. A few years down the lane, this passion
and effervescence was lost and the money and power that remained corrupted the leaders. Those
very leaders are now occupying the senior positions, and are old and devoid of energy to change the
nation. All they care is to snatch the money and retain the power.
On one hand you have the over-controlling Mughal leaders who depict the monarch rule on the
society, and in the present day is the not-so-caring-leaders. Both are extremes of what the common
man wants. All he requires is a safe country with enough opportunities that he can make his living.
The task of electing the right leaders lies in our hands. With the largest democracy going to voting
polls this month for the General Lok Sabha of Maharashtra Elections 2014, we can never doubt
the power of the right vote. The electoral franchise right gives every Indian above the year of 18 to
vote his favourite candidate. The power of awareness and enthusiasm to go and vote lies in
everyone, and we must enable this right efficiently. Recent scams, corruption scandals and daily news
brings light in the darkness surrounding every candidature. It is this awakening that should motivate
us to make a choice, a choice that should matter to us, a choice that should awaken us to make a
difference, a choice that should force us to gather ourselves and our neighbours to vote for the right
Who must we vote? Is a dilemma among many minds? If we don’t find anyone interestingly special,
and choose not to vote any wrong leader, we can press the NOTA button and willingly waste one
vote. But if we want to give another chance to a deserving candidate then we can do the same.
Nothing says irresponsible than not exercising our right.
While a campaign advertisement on TV asked us if we can update our status on our life, eating or
dating habits, then why should we be lazy to update our government?
Go to the General Lok Sabha of Maharashtra Elections 2014 this month and make a difference.