your fellow voters may not have a heart and mind similiar to you,so what! chances are in life democratic journey unanimous ocasions will be rare. general results will be a mix. if you as a previleged somewhat educated person in the indian area community exercise your choice it sets the wheels of democracy going in the true sense.like minded people,people with common goals,level of ethics,civil values will be showing respondsibility.your being active will have an effect on your local community and show up as a group choice,which cud get the mandate or influence the actions of the elected individual in the democractic journey. it is very important for previleged persons like sandeep fernanades to vote. go for it son.
If all people decide not to vote, country will not have any leader. There will be internal war to capture power. It will be worse than Pakistan. And country with no leader will encourage neighbours to attack us. Or America kind of nation will use us as their slave (like Pakistan,Iraq). WE MUST VOTE AND MUST SELECT OUR LEADER. DO NOT UNSTABILISE OUR COUNTRY. DO NOT PUT CONUNRY IN CHAOS.
Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per the 1969 act, in section " 49-O" that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding election officer that he/she doesn't want to vote anyone! Yes such a feature is available, but obviously past present leaders have never disclosed it.
This is called "49-O".
Why should You go and say "I VOTE NOBODY". Because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received "49-O" votes more than 123, then that polling will be canceled and will have to be re-polled. Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them.
This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way; of our whole political system. It is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public.
Please spread this news to as many as You know.
Seems to be a wonderful weapon against corrupt parties in India. Show Your power, expressing Your desire not to vote for anybody, is even more powerful than voting. So don't miss Your chance. So either vote, or vote not to vote (vote 49-O) and pass this information to all.
Use your voting right for a better INDIA. Share this with as many as You can. Because sharing is
By choosing not to vote we are directly helping the rougue elements in Indian Politics. We have only 60 percent of votes cast. If atleast 50% of the remaining 40% have thought the same as Sandeep, then India has lost the opportunity to make a change for the better. If one man such as T.N. Seshan can change the way elections are conducted. Then the most important pillar of democracy, which is the Judicial System can make much more greater impact in decding the quality of politicians participating in the elections. It can force the Govt to enact strict laws to prevent murders, rapists (includes people who fan religious hatred) and anyone who goes against the secular fabric of this country. But it seems like there no one to match the caliber of T.N Seshan.
Re: It is a huge mistake not to vote
by ramprasad on Apr 17, 2009 01:21 PM
Politician who fan religious and cast based hatred are let out even by the courts to contest in elections and show their herosim in this country. how can one expect any change in our system.
In 2004 general elections, my family back in India voted. In 2009 electoral preparations, suddenly my family has found that their names got deleted from the updated list. After that, they've applied for new vote ID which was not delivered till date. No family member has got the voter ID and they are very bitter about this whole episode. Now that 4 votes have gone in the drain I've decided never to vote once am back to India and I lost my belief in the Indian democracy and its systems in place!
I don't understand this rubbish procedure. My family is planning to file a legal case against the local Municipal Corporation and the State Election Commission. They pay crores of rupees in Taxes every year to the Govt. of India and I told them this time we need to teach them a lesson. No party can do anything now in the present situation, only my parents know how many number of times they've visited each and every office like fools. People can easily apply for a Passport and Visa but the system back in home is hopeless in the case of a simple Voter ID card. I am sure Mr. T. N. Seshan would never feel proud about it.
BTW, India's Democracy is failing and crumbling. I am here in the US and keeping a tab on the Elections. And am not surprised with the Voters mood. Days are not very far when the people raise in the name of a new Revolution and chase the each and every rogue Politicians, Bureaucrats and Employees. Just wait and watch for the India's own Putin or Obama!
Re: I won't vote next time as a protest!
by In Search on Apr 16, 2009 08:24 PM
Last but not least, I won't leave those culprits this time, if possible I shall include Mr. Navin Chawla (CEO of India) as a respondent in my legal case along with Municipal and State EC heads.