Freedom Expression

Why You Should Not Vote

Posted in India, Politicians, Politics by Tall Guy on February 6, 2011

I have seen promos of celebrities, people talking about the importance of voting and choosing good governance for a country like ours.  The question is whom are you going to vote? if there are no good people in politics who can bring the change we would like to see in our country.

Every time the elections comes up, the political parties vie for the precious vote of ‘ours’ that would bring them back in power.  Once they are in the power, it’s the same old story of this government not been better than the previous one.  Every one of the politicians seems to be involved in some kind of scams, corruption.  No wonder there wealth shows a huge jump (Check out their wealth declaration in each election) and still they get a hike in the salary of an MP (Member of Parliament).  When the average Indian salary still does not account for that.

It does not matter which political party they belong to, they seem more interested in making money for themselves than serving the country.  No attempt is being made to make the system transparent and fill out the loopholes that advocate its misuse.  The process of transparency is on such a slow track that one wonder if they would even be alive to see it in their own life time.

What is the point of voting when you the person that you elect is going to do the same?  Once elected, they cannot be held accountable for the tall promises they made.  The next time elections are around, one should abstain from voting.  This would send out a strong message to the political parties who boast of having national interest in their heart about the strength of the citizens.  It’s the people who have the power to decide who should run the government.

Only when we are united can a message be send across that enough of the scams, corruptions that’s been taking rampantly and need of greater accountability to set in.

The problem of today is that its hard to find good politicians among the dirty fishes.  The only way they can survive if we take the responsibility of cleaning the pool of bad fish.

Abstaining from voting is a greater way to send out across a message to the political parties that the citizens of the country are not living in ignorance and know the change they want to see.