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I am going to vote this time, are you?

I had never been interested in polity. Neither in school, nor in college, and not even when I started rising the corporate ladder. I always thought I am created for more novel deeds and politics is only for subtle minds. I had always been a torch-bearer of the "sab-chalta-hai", the cliché Indian psychology.

I have bribed, favoured, broken rules and always gotten over clean, because, well, I, always had the support of some known faces. These minor acts of, lets say negligence, never got on to my nerves because everyone around was doing the same. And I did not want to play any different.

Who, you ask, am I?
Well, I am the educated, common, Indian citizen. I am you.

I never really cared who my MLA is, or which party is in power. I have always enjoyed Election day as just another holiday. And I never, never gave a thought to casting my vote. However this is going to change this time.

I am fed up now. I am fed up with this Govt. I am fed up with the state of law and order this rule has taken us to. I am fed up with the state of unemployment around me, and I definitely do not want this any further.

I will cast my vote this time. I will not remain a silent observer any further. I will foresee the formation of a new rule. A rule, which, at the least, gets us some head-start in the global economy race.

I have seen this change in Bihar, when they threw Laloo out and brought Nitish in, the second time. Rising leaps above caste/creed/religion, they voted for someone who brought financial stability for them. I want to see the same in Delhi. I don't care if the leader happens to be a religious fanatic. If he can get us an economic boost, a financial stability, I am going to vote for him.

For once, I will play ostrich to what happened in Godhra, and will see the formation of a Govt. which is not as timid and as loose as the current one.

And I request you dear reader, I beg you, get yourself your voter ID and go vote. And vote sensibly.

~ A humble Indian citizen.


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