When I grew up the picturesque beauty began to dissolve before my eyes. Now I learnt what it is like to be a citizen of the world’s largest democracy with countless political parties which sabotage it to form an arena of playing lucrative politics, the game of money and power. Today, what I see is 33% people living below poverty line, more than 3,000 children dying every day due to hunger and malnutrition, Indian capital turning into the rape capital, outshining scams, our farmers and students committing suicide every year, declining economy, rising rate of unemployment, communal riots, corrupt policy makers, incapable judiciary, biased law keepers, growing extent of terrorism, unequal distribution of money and lack of Foreign Investment and innovation.
Country’s bright future and government when lead towards two different directions then someone like me turns into a confused voter. I received my new voter ID with a shiny cladding. I hold a power and an identity but how does this power help me? How does my dissatisfaction matter? Do my leaders care about me? Can a confused voter as me shape the future of the nation? However, I find myself at a better place than many who lay in darkness not knowing where the present system is going to lead us.
2014 will witness the 16th Lok Sabha elections of India and I am looking forward to participate for I know the responsibility also lies with me. But my dilemma remains who to vote when I have noticed no subtle steps ever taken by any of the governments formed towards a developed India. I hope my restlessness and curiosity take a concrete form someday. I expect the young India to be the smarter and more rational one.
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