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Blogging Challenge: Day 12

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Today was the elections for the Gurgaon Municipal Corporation. I voted.

I wonder how many of us actually get our voter’s ID card made, not only for the purpose of having an ID card, but because its the one thing we need to vote. For that matter, how many of you do vote? Is it so tough to get out bed and give 20 minutes of your time once to cast your vote? All of us sit back criticize the problems of staying in Gurgaon –    frequent power cuts, no public transport, infrastructure, safety issues, but when we are required to do something, we would much rather take a backseat. As a citizen of India, we are all aware of our Fundamental Rights in the Constitution, but how many of us are actually aware that as a citizen, we also have a duty – to cast our vote? It doesn’t make a difference whether its an election for the municipal corporation or elections for a new government at the centre. In West Bengal, everyone – I mean everyone – from our drivers to maids to the sweepers vote. They research the candidates, their background, the principles of the party, the election manifesto, past performances and then take an informed decision. If they can’t read the pamphlets, they get someone to read it out to them.

Today, when we went to vote, there were hardly any people voting. Voting started at 7:30 am and we went around 10:15 am, and the guys there told us only about 40 people had come so far. This was the turnout, despite the fact that it was held on a Sunday and the booth was inside our colony. Is that not a sad turnout?

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Written by SupMM

May 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm

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  1. Good girl 🙂

    Iya Bhatia Malhotra

    May 15, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    • Woh to main hoon hi 😛

      SupMM

      May 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm

  2. Thumbs up to you, girl!

    D

    May 15, 2011 at 9:52 pm

  3. I vote everytime and u dont need an i-card for voting, u need ur name registered in the list and some identity proof

    monikamanchanda

    May 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    • That’s true but not many people know it. Most people I know get a voter’s ID card made just for ID purposes

      SupMM

      May 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm

  4. I try to vote whenever m there. It’s our right n we should be utilizing it. Ur post reminds of the situation in Mumbai–even after the 26/11 attacks in 08, there hardly any people to vote in the LS elections in 09. Strangely the educated has this political apathy or simply put it laziness!

    Pallavi

    May 16, 2011 at 1:23 am

    • I think its sheer laziness for the upper-middle class. This story has been repeated in Gurgaon as well. I was shocked to hear that some of the high rise gated communities actually charged the candidates money for campaigning within their premises

      SupMM

      May 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm

  5. hi..i have visited your blog a couple of times as part of this marathin, but today read through many of ur posts…:)…nice blog u have here…:) and u surely do not look like ur marriage is 4 years old….:)

    keep writing..:)

    forgottogrowup

    May 17, 2011 at 12:14 am

    • Hey welcome to my blog. And thanks for the compliment 🙂

      SupMM

      May 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm

  6. I wish people would take voting seriously. Will catch up on older posts when I get back home.

    mystic margarita

    May 18, 2011 at 9:07 am

    • I need to catch up on older posts too 😛

      SupMM

      May 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm


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