Finally I can decide who should rule me !I voted for the first time in my life. The first phase of polling to the Parliament started today and would end on May 13th in 5 phases. The results would be out on 16th.
Why should you vote ?
Earlier I thought I would never vote. Why should I vote for these corrupt politicians? I know many have this same question. Then I changed my mind. After all something is always better than nothing. As far as there is no option of “NO VOTE” somebody would be elected even if you don’t vote. So vote for better one ( I believe the better party).
Political party or the candidte?
Our constituency Kottayam had the largest number of candidates contesting form the state (20). But the contest was primarily between two contestants and I had to choose one among them. I preferred one candidate over the other as a person. Unfortunately as a political party I preferred the party of the other candidate. I was really confused whom to vote.
Finally I decided to choose the political party. After all the policies of the political party matters more than an individual. Forget about regional development. That won’t be a lot different. They know very well that they have to face the people at least in every 5 years. Only a stable government with less number of parties can take the country forward. ( I hate this coalition government and the associated political bargaining).
Should there be a a no-vote option ?
Personally I don’t think this can make any difference. And I’m sure at least for this state of Kerala number of people who would choose that option if available would be very less.
My advice to all those who haven’t voted and are yet to vote would be to go out and vote.