Today I went to vote. All parties were trying to woo me by all sets of formulas. All busy in checking my name and giving me boot number. And all saying " Sir hamara chin ****** hai. Please Aaap humehi vote de aur kisi ko nahi."
After voting I was just wondering is it true democracy. The answer was no. What I want in democracy is not what I am getting today. The questions to my mind are some amazing questions of which I also do not know the answer.
A candidate who wins gets not even 50% of the votes which have not been exercised. That is a candidate who wins gets say 30% of vote casted whereas the polling is just 48%. So in all he represents only 14.4% of the population, which makes a candidate to polarise and divide the voters on differnt lines of caste/class/language/religion etc.
If say 25% feel that these candidates are not fit then also one of the unfit ones win. Why not have a scheme where by I can cast negative vote, that is I reject all these candidates and if the winning candidate does not get more votes than negative votes then he is not the winner and all the candidates be disqualified from fighting elections for next 10 years. This will compel parties to see that the candidate work for more and more masses.
Also I feel that if a candidate does not represent even 25% of the total voters then also he has no right to represent the mases of that constituency.
Further those employed outside the constituency must be given a right to vote in next 10 days. That is if I am not able to cast my vote, then in next 10 days I can go to the office of election commissioner( only one in entire Mumbai) and cast my vote. No one will mind if the said person is put to the cost of say Rs.200.00 in case the vote is casted latter. This saves people who are outside the constituency.
I am pretty sure that if this is implemented, we will have a crisis of leadership and elected persons, but then each crisis brings new opportunities and discovery is only done in crisis. I am sure this will stop the division of the masses into classes. I am sure we will be able to say goodbye to the British formula of divide and rule.
Note : I have no objection if someone prints my view or puts it up to the nation or the legislature.