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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.

KARNATAKA ELECTION RESULT


Today the result of Karnataka elections are going on and it seems that BJP will win the majority and make government. All over the country everyone is talking about the Mr. Modi and saying it is the result of “Modi Lahar” and election management of Mr. Amit Shah is also being praised. He is also being called Chankaya. Yes definitely the country has seen a major change in corridors of powers in last 4 years at different levels. Now again the new discussion will start about the 2019 target and obviously all say that BJP will win 2019 General Elections because the current picture seems like that but no one knows the future as future is always unpredictable. I say BEST OF LUCK TO BJP FOR 2019 ELECTIONS but they should not forgot the FEEL GOOD STORY happened in the regime of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee (it is a cautious wake up message for BJP). If we look from the angle of management it is easy to manage and control the activities of small area (STATE ELECTIONS) in comparison to large area (GENERAL ELECTIONS). May be congress and other parties come together and some changes at leadership levels may happen in all parties at different levels.


There is an old saying that “DON’T LOOSE YOUR MIND IN PRESENTATION OF ULTRA ENERGY” in hindi we says “JOSH ME HOSH MAT KHONA.”.

If we analyse last 10 years regime of big nations like Russia, America, India and China etc. we can clearly see that mandates of peoples completely change after 10 years. The case of Mr. Bill Clinton, Mr. Barack Obama, Mr. Vladmir Putin, Mr. XI Jinping and Mr. Manmohan Singh is known to all.

AT LAST BEST OF LUCK TO MODI JI.

India International Image

The victory of BJP in election of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and making of government in Goa and Manipur will provide clear majority to party in both houses of Parliament.  Mr. Narender Modi determination, initiatives and courage has made lot of proud and change of image of India on International Platform. As a Prime Minister of India his decision to make surgical strike, de-notisation changed Indian image of soft state to decision making state throughout the world. As a political leader of BJP his decision to fight election in most states without any coalition and despite losing Bihar election is fruitful at last. The common man of India wants to see the changes in system since very long and Yes the action and decisions made an impression in the mind of common man that he is moving in the direction expected by common man of India. He is trying to rotate the system in different angle. After getting clear majority in Rajya Sabha the BJP government will be able to take more hard and bold decisions in interest of the Nation. The young Indian generation has given votes to Modi Ji ignoring the caste and religion factor. Here it is important to mention that appointment of Mr. Yogi as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh will definitely make impact on peoples mind if he acts as a hardliner of Hindutava and if Mr. Yogi got succeeded in fulfilling the election promises of Mr. Modi and his party in coming months then surely he will be also a winner like Mr. Modi in eyes of UP peoples. It is also in media that Ram Mandir and some other old promises of BJP may be completed by BJP government in coming year but it will make a very bad impact on international secular image of the State of India however if Government of India completes the Ram Mandir in a peaceful manner with support of Muslim Community and legal way then India will be able to present a new way to the World and its Image in International System will be UNIQUE. BEST OF LUCK TO MY COUNTRY.

Two Party System: India is NOT Ready for That Yet

Mr. Kulbir Singh Chadha from Rajpura has urged in The Tribune that India should adopt a two-party political system. He writes:
"The time has come when we should wake up and vote for a candidate with a clean image. The impending political instability may hamper development. Past experience has shown that regional parties have not played a constructive role, rather they have time and again brought the nation on the brink of disintegration. We too should adopt a two-party system. The countries with a similar system have done well."

I am not against two-party system. Ok, here is my take on this: India is not ready for this as yet. The way our system works, if a 2 party system is introduced, it will open the flood gates for politicians and political parties to loot the country even more. Political parties operate without accountability, the governments continue to function without keeping their promises, they are not able to curb the corruption. Infact, 2 party system is, for practical purpose, already in existence in many states. Examples include of Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, etc.

The corridors of power in such states have amply demonstrated that people frustated with the incumbent government vote (say, DMK) them out to replace opposition party (say AIDMK). Over next 5 years, AIDMK's rule will be characterized by blatant corruption, muscle-tactics, nepotism, and non-development and shameless promotion of family rule. Frustrated, the voters will bring in DMK again after 5 years and DMK will do no different as far development is concerned. Haryana has seen this time and again; Uttar Pradesh since last decade has been held captive by the 2 political corporations: Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav. All this can be summed up by one term: "Revolving Door Democracy (ROD)"

Why people do it? Why voters vote in the same party after 5 years which had been thrashed out in previous elections? Why voters indulge in this The answer is very simple: voters do not have a choice.

Now think about applying this concept of 2 party rule over the Center. Let us assume, India opts for 2 pol parties, hence Congress or UPA and BJP or NDA. The country will see the political doors revolving around these 2 parties and they will give a hoot to the masses! Each party knows now that chances of winning the next Parliamentary elections are well 50 %, hence a culture of indifference to the issues will grow. The 2 parties will become political dynasties!

Yes, two party system is good if these reforms are put in action before. Some of the examples are:

1. The 2 major political parties must have a mechanism of intra-party democracy in place. Think about it: If Congress has become a family -rule, is there anything that I-the voter- can do about it? Nothing, whether I support Congress or not, I have no control over this! I am a helpless spectator watching this hype and hoopla. Similarly, do I know what are the financial assets of Congress or BJP? No, I do not because there is no mechanisms in place that show the things clearly.

2. The 2 political parties must evolve mechanisms how candidates are chosen for the elections. Since such mechanisms are not in plcae, what we see is that come elections and all of a sudden, strangers appear on the stage: Sanjay Dutt, sitting Member of Parliament Menka Gandhi handing over the rein to her son Varun Gandhi ( Is Pilibhit a Lok Sabha constituency or Menka's personal fiefdom?), or the public is made to gulp outsiders down their neck ( Sashi Tharoor). Or criminals re given tickets: I heard Sajjan Kumar and Tytler are being nominated by Congress from Delhi. Recollect Delhi Sikh riots!

In current scenario of our democracy, at least people have the option to vent their anger by selecting from many parties. Though multi-party democracy has its own ill- consequences (hung verdicts), but the pol parties remian under some restraint.

Implement 2 party system once we have placed sound check and balances in place. Without that, the pol parties will grow into political monsters!

PS: By the way, I was checking the official website of Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana for some data about the previous assembly and LS elections and strangely, no information was there . The icon 'Election Statistics' when clicked shows this message: page under construction. Babus are sleeping! Crappy ways are maintained the government websites in India and that speaks volumes of their commitment to further the cause of transparency and accountability!).


General Lok Sabha Polls 2009

Election Commission of India

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Dates for 15th Lok Sabha Election has been announced by Election Commission on MOnday by Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami and Election Commissioners Naveen Chawla and S Y Qureshi.

Elections will held in five phases all over the country and model code of conduct has started with immediate effect.

Dates of Election are as follows :

April 16 - First phase in 124 constituencies

April 23 - Second phase covering 141 constituencies

April 30 - Third phase in 107 constituencies

May 7 - Fourth phase across 85 constituencies

May 13 - Fifth phase in 86 constituencies

May 16 - Counting of Votes

By June 2 the 15th Lok Sabha will be constituted

The big question is will it once again be the Congress-led UPA? Or will the BJP-led NDA return to government? And who will be Next Big Boss of country Mr. Manmohan Singh again or will L K Advani Or Some third one. Many Political calculations will change this time in view of latest delimitations.

In this election two candidates are declared prime ministerial candidates, Manmohan Singh and L.K Advani.

But in one and half month till the last poll is cast the scenario will take a lot of changes and many factors will affect polling campaign. Some big issues are economic slowdown, increasing prices, corruption, etc.

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