2019 LOKSABHA ELECTION


2019 LOKSABHA ELECTION

2019 Loksabha election in our country is announced. It is one of the biggest festivals of Democracy of India. India spends huge amount of money, manpower and other resources in election process. Whole government machinery is put to use for election. All political parties put their all resources for victory. Each and every political leader works overtime to increase their popularity and support among common men and tries to win election by hook or crook.  As per my personal views generally a MP candidates spends around 3 to 5 crores in their constituency for advertisement and other expenses.

In Indian parliament 543 members are elected and on an average three candidates fights election from a constituency and if spends minimum 4 crores the total comes to 12 crores for one constituency. Means the total estimated spending for 543 seats are as follows :-
12 crores x 543 seats = 65,16,00,00,000 (6516 crores)
The above figure is only for candidate’s expenditure.

The cost to government is not known. The cost of manpower, infrastructure, safety and security arrangements are very huge. After completion of election the next government recovers these spending from common men to fill the government treasury. The common men and economy bears the unnecessary weight of election expenses on their shoulder. If the above huge budget is used for development of nation could yield a big change.

HERE I WOULD LIKE TO CLEAR THAT I AM NOT AGAINST ELECTION BUT AGAINST UNNECESSARY HEAVY EXPENDITURE ON ELECTION CAMPAIGN. ELECTION SHOULD BE DONE IN SIMPLE AND COST EFFICIENT WAY SO THAT FUNDS AND RESOURCES MAY BE USED FOR BETTERMENT OF NATION.