The basic dilemma young voters face is, whether to vote for the local leader, whose work they’re satisfied with, or the national party, whom they expect to bring about a change.
We are the largest democracy in the world.
Yet, we fail to recognize who and what’s best for us. The basic dilemma young voters face is, whether to vote for the local leader, whose work they’re satisfied with, or the national party, whom they expect to bring about a change.
Consider a situation like this: The leader from your constituency has done a good job until now. You’re satisfied with the way things have been developing in and around your constituency. However, you are of an opinion that it’s high time things changed on a national level. What do you do then? Why do you have to make a choice out of the two?
The Lok Sabha elections are on, and most of our young voters are optimistic. However, not everybody has an opinion. Most of them are following what others have to say about politics and who should our leader be. Like any other democracy, we have local representatives who are elected by us, will go to the Parliament and make rules and policies. And then, these people decide who will the PM be. Here’s where the quandary arises.
What if you aren’t really satisfied with the local candidate’s work, but think that the PM candidate could bring about a change? Or vice versa? Most than fifty percent of the first-time or young voters aren’t even aware of who the local representative of the party is. All they know is that, they want to vote for a particular leader. Shouldn’t the answer be simple? Anyone, whom you think is working for the benefits of the public.
With every State and Central level elections, the election cult is only augmenting. The parties still allow candidates with criminal records to stand for elections. Most of the Parliamentarians who are elected, are either millionaires or possess a striking record of criminalism. When you take a look at their election portfolio, they seem to have guaranteed a number of undone tasks, required in that area. However, most of them remain unfulfilled.
Remember to think upon these before you cast your vote:
Whom do you vote for- the Leader OR the Party?
Where does development start from- District OR nation?
What is more important: Schools for underpriviledged children, 24 hours electricity facility, OR reduced rates of petrol and sugar?
Questions of deep thought regarding the elections, aren’t they? Let us know your views in the comment section below.