Thursday, January 20, 2011

How can I vote ????.....

                   To vote is the fundamental human right of an citizen of that country. For a democratic country like India, the right to vote is considered among the top priority of rights. In old days, due to the fear of certain landlords or lack of literacy, the rate of voting was considerably low. But now the situation have been changed.People understand the value of vote and they don't fear to rush into the polling booth to do their fundamental rights.In the recent elections the voting rate was among the 50-60% mark.Its really good to see. and now the government is planning to provide voting facilities for the NRI people, so they also can make use of their rights.
                   But what about the people who are staying in India itself, but in different states. Let me drag your attention towards those people. These people came far away from their home to have a bright future. Some are students, Some are Workers, some came along with their families. In India, since majority of young generation works in IT sector.its better to talk about them because me too belong to that category. In the IT hub like Bangalore or Hyderabad, people all over India is working. Recently i asked a few about the election which is going to happen in few states like TamilNadu, West Bengal and Kerala within 3-4 months. Everyone i asked was pointing the same,"why should we think about them when we are not able to make our vote". Well I'm not going to discuss the mentality of the people here towards politics,which i plan to be done later. Now what they ask is true. Most of the people takes more than a night journey to reach their native. No company is going to give leave on the election date. Even if they give no one will be going to their native for one day spending so much money, to just make the vote. These are the educated people, who can recognize to whom they should vote for the development of their region
                Now when government is trying to pass the bill for the NRI people to vote, they should do something for us also . Apart from declaring the election date as holiday,something else can be done. There are two suggestion which came into my mind. First one is to provide vote for these people in the region where they live. Now you can ask that is already possible. Well how can some one make a change their voter id, when they even are not certain that during the election time they will be staying at the same place. And making such frequent changes is not possible as it may lead to bogus voting and impersonation.Its better to include this kind of change in UIDAI/AADHAAR, so voting can be done for the present residential province. But  you must know who is the eligible candidate over that region. Second one, to provide online voting system. With that we can make our vote of our own province.I just told what all came into my mind. Within the third election from now, my name will be strike off from the voters list. Then how can I vote???

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