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What’s the value of your vote?

“ There’s no perfect country in the world, you have to make it,” said the spoilt brat Karan Singhania in Rang de Basanti (2006) portrayed by Siddharth. The dialogue might sound conventional or outdated but can’t be a false claim. India, the world’s largest democracy is going to witness parliamentary elections in the summer of 2019 in seven different phases.

Source: Hindustan Times

While every political party is trying to pave it’s way to the victory, a huge section of our society is unaware of the people they would choose for their constituency. No matter whom you would vote for, you’ll always be judged by society. There’s a set of principles introduced by an intellectual sect of people which defines a person’s ideology. For instance, if a person praises Narendra Modi he’s either a Bhakt or Nationalist. Similarly, a guy who doesn’t agree with Modi‘s point of view is either a Sickular, anti-nationalist or a Libtard.

Even though, there’s an available option of NOTA(None of the above) while voting, people will judge you for wasting your vote rather than appreciating the fact that you’re not a contributor to the destruction of the nation in any possible way. The people who generally talks about real issues like- Poverty alleviation, Unemployment, Reservation and eradicating casteism, sexism etc. will be put into the category of pseudo-intellectuals even without realizing it.

Although, you may disagree with my point of view but democracy is not only about choosing the powerful leader who just makes false promise and tries to divide the people on the basis of their ideology, caste or religion but about working on the real world problems like- enhancing educational facilities, eradicating corruption, improving healthcare facilities and many more things. Choosing your MLAs is as difficult as meeting your soulmate so choose them wisely.

Syed Zuhair Ali
Syed Zuhair Ali
A student of Journalism and Mass Communication who loves to write about social issues through his poetries.

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