We(India) claim to be a democratic country since 1950. More than half a century we have lived with the rights of democracy being given to us. But are we a democratic country yet? i hear someone exclaiming "oh what an illogical question that is? we do vote don't we?" with all due respect to you sir my answer to you is "oh really?".
What is meant by democracy?
Even a third grader will start with the chant "Democracy is the government OF the PEOPLE, FOR the PEOPLE, BY the PEOPLE" and believe me he'll get a perfect grade for this one liner. We being the adults lets go a bit deeper in the meaning.
BY THE PEOPLE huh?
know what sir generally there are two kinds of voters:-
1. Who Vote.
2. Who do not vote.
but we are living is exotic India, nothing is that simple about it! We got these voters even sub-categorized.
1 a. Who actually vote.
These are the enlightened voters, like i am sure you are sir, who knows for which party and manifesto they are voting. They follow every detail reverently. Not that every aspect is clear to them but they still at least make an effort.
i may have many disagreements on my last statement as well. I agree that our elective system is completely transparent. But not much is in direct access to the public. this is the reason why there are so many provisions provided for us but we could never make use of it. We are just not aware. like how many of us knew that if u are an unemployed matriculate in the state of haryana then you are eligible of help of Rs.500 by the government of haryana. i know the amount is insignificant but sir it is not that insignificant if you are unemployed.
1 b. Who vote for fun.
i hope you haven't forgot other types of voters. Yes people do vote for fun. here we got a bunch of Gen Z, curious, gadget freak and hip people who vote in the same manner they give their semester exams.Their reasons to vote-->
-->they wanted to see how voting machine works!
-->To vote is cool!
-->My friend voted!
-->i got nothing to do!
-->One should try everything in life!
why did they voted to a particular party..
-eh.. how does that matter!!
Yeah.. these are actual COOL statements!
to be continue...