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National Voters’ Day: What could be a better day than today to make a resolution? It has been 72 years since the Election Commission was established in the country. Let the commission also take a pledge today and the political parties too, that we should not only be the largest democratic country in the world, but our democracy should also be an example for the world.

Updated: January 25, 2022 09:12:34 am

Patrika Opinion: It does not seem that in today’s politics there is any place left for those who hold the flag of ideology and ideology. Gandhi’s theory, Lohia’s socialism and Deendayal Upadhyay’s integral humanism have also remained confined to the manifestos of political parties. Ticket distribution is going on. The worker who struggled for five years is now behind. The defectors are grabbing tickets on the strength of power. If the party did not work, Amarinder Singh rebelled in Punjab and left the Congress. Now forming his own party, he is getting into the electoral riot. The same Laxmikant Parsekar, who was made the Chief Minister of Goa by the BJP, became a rebel after not getting a ticket from the party. In Goa, former Congress Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro has also left the party. Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was taken over by the Congress on the last occasion, otherwise he would have rebelled.

Patrika Opinion: Resolve to change the direction of politics

For the last one month, nothing is visible except politics of selfishness in what is going on from Delhi to Lucknow, Chandigarh and Panaji. For five years, the leaders who have done leadership on the basis of workers are seen fighting for themselves and their families in ticket distribution.

It’s not about any one party. Be it the oldest party in the country or the largest party or regional party. Getting tickets and winning yen-ken-type elections seems to be the only goal of the leaders. Parties are also fostering familyism and also money power-muscle power. Reports of decreasing number of good people in Parliament-Assemblies come every day. Criminals sitting in jail are also winning elections.

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Today is ‘National Voters’ Day’. Like every year, there will be an anthem of glory of Indian democracy. We will be told that we are the largest democratic country in the world. We will also hear about election reforms. But in which direction is our democracy going? Should politics be allowed to be confined to those with money and power? Shouldn’t increasing criminalization in politics be stopped? Shouldn’t meaningful efforts be made in the direction of curbing the exorbitant expenditure in elections?

If not, what better day than today to make a resolution? It has been 72 years since the Election Commission was established in the country. Let the commission also take a pledge today and the political parties too, that we should not only be the largest democratic country in the world, but our democracy should also be an example for the world. The work is not difficult, just a strong will is needed.

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