Cheap politicals stunts will create a bad example for future young politicians. (Next Gen. Politicians). Tamil Nadu is experiencing the heights of cheap political stunts towards May 2016 elections. DMDK’s negotiation tactics, PMK’s daydream for becoming CM of Tamil Nadu, DMK’s begging attitude for an alliance with DMDK, pathetic unnoticed BJP for no major calls for an alliance, no comments on Congress and other minor parties and finally silent and helpless AIADMK.
Also, we got to see a few interesting happenings,
- PMK’s simple and effective and most needed manifesto ( but from a worse visionary -party head )
- Seeman’s NTK with effective and clean manifesto and principles ( not strong enough to win..but a good start if he maintains his stand of opposing Dravidian parties in future elections too)
- Vaiko-Thiruma’s MNK with a mix of so-called activists turned opportunists in politics (MDMK, VCK, CPI, CPM). A good decision to join together and may win hearts if they maintain this for 2 future elections at least
Few of the top blunders are as follows ( Dance of Democracy )
- DMK’s Namakku Naame Thittam – Heights of political stunt ( got some positive and negative vibes equally ) but a great entertainment through memes ( thanks for that )
- PMK’s “Change Progress Anbumani” and related campaigns in Obama Style promotions from A leader-party head with no clarity and no individuality
- Congress’s belief and assurance on winning more seats in alliance with DMK
- BJP’s where to go situation and waiting for the last minute call from any of the parties for an alliance
- AIADMK’s silent and confused attitude
- DMDK leaders crystal clear interviews with blabbering every time and get trapped to the journalist questions ( as the way they wanted ) and for all the enjoyable memes circulated in social media portraying DMDK leader
Apart from all these blunders, the worst was the negotiation talks from all parties to Vijayakanth except AIADMK. TN ppl witnessed historical situations like a 50+-year-old party to beg DMDK for an alliance. Finally got ditched with the decision of DMDK’s standing alone in all 234 positions. But now DMK pitched in for a post-election alliance with DMDK with no regrets of getting ditched recently.
More to talk about these wonders and blunders of TN elections 2016. The worst part is, people are left with No effective manifesto, No productive schemes and No sincere promises, No people-oriented principles, No inspiring leader and No hope for growth.
Good luck TN for more wonders and blunders of TN 2016 elections and also for a bright future with inspiring leaders like VK, MKS, AM, JJ. 😉 This too shall pass by. Another election will come and we hope for the best.
Wonders or blunders, Let us VOTE and decide.
ps: ”Dance of Democracy” is a title lifted from TOI’s election news page. This post is just a view of mine and no intention to portray or impose a good or bad impression on any individual party. This is just an expression of my thoughts on day to day recent political incidents I came across.
Spoken through sand…Sand Language. It was May 09, me along with my friends from Image created two sand sculptures for creating awareness on voting. It was my first experience to work on sand sculptures, not only for me for everyone it was the first experience.
5 hours of continuous work , hot sun, cool breeze, fun talks, sand baths etc., we made it successfully. The final out was more than we expected. Everyone was happy with that. I was very much surprised and amazed to see the response from the public. Hope we changed at least few hearts to vote in the elections. It was a great team work and I thank Image and Balaji for giving that wonderful opportunity. Sand language was really Stupendous.
I was just looking at the poll percentage of the 2009 elections. Since two phases of elections were over..I was really worried on seeing the poll percentage. The number of peoples turnout for voting was considerably less when compared to 2004 elections. Recently in the second phase of elections only 55% were recorded.
Phase 2 Elections poll turnuot
State 2004 2009
Andhra 72 68
Assam 69 62
Bihar 57 44
Goa 59 55
J&K 45 46
Jarkhand 57 47
Karnataka 62 55
MP 49 45
Maharastra 55 56
Manipur 56 65
Orissa 68 55
Tripura 67 80
UP 46 44
Total 59 55
ps:- source TOI news paper dated 24th april 2009 & all numbers in percentage (%)
Only Tripura has did a good job. I don’t think those peoples are influenced by Internet and online campaigns. But the most influenced Bangalore has registered only 50% o votes.
What happened to the online vote campaign, online awareness on the importance of voting. Seemed to be a election with more number of young votes…but less number of votes registered when compared to 2004 elections. Does this proves that the approach was totally failed ? what is the result of the “n” number of NGO’s working on this for past years ?
Wish to have some good numbers in the third and final phase of elections. And that too for sure …in tamil nadu we need a change….lets see…!
One thing I am sure that…..we have to change the approach for making the peoples vote. Let’s think differently.
April 16th 2009 first phase the general elections for 15th lok sabha starts. Just two days to go and it may the date , the fate of India can be rewritten if every one vote. Find the below given links for the election schedule and minute by minute election news updates,
NDTV – Election Update
Elections schedule and news
CNN-IBN Election news update
Lets make democracy work for us
Hope this year more votes will be recorded by the educated peoples because of the online campaign and awarness created on voting. And also due to the tremendous efforts took by various NGO’s and Infotainment companies (Jaagore, Lead India of TOI, etc.,). Todays youngsters got more medias to get large details on the candidate and their history. So they can analyse the performance of the candidae and vote. If this was done …India will be in the positive side after this elections.
As a resposnoble Indian citezen we should register our vote for the right candidate or atleast go for 49-O (not willing to vote) option. Especially the young professionals should do it. Voting is one of the biggest social responsibility and by doing it every one become a part of the democracy. Lets vote to quote India in good phrases.
One this just need to say….nothing big you have to do to India…vote atleast.