Thursday, April 27, 2006

When Minority turns Majority

Why should government pay heed to the demands of 'Educated youth'
(here I am referring to the youth in age group of 20-35, with a professional degree, or studying for a professional degree, working for private company, and is against reservation in higher education and private jobs)

If we call it ‘Votoon ki rajneeti’, then why government don’t care about the votes from the larger group of people, why don’t our votes count –
- because we do not vote.
(There are other reasons as well, but this is also a big one)
When majority does not vote, minority turns majority, and in any election, majority wins.

If you fall under the segment, I am referring to as ‘Educated youth’, ask yourself, how many times have you exercised your vote and how many of your friends and colleagues vote?

Now I am not saying its your fault. I am coming to the bigger issue, which I do not have a solution to.

I am in the same boat as you all (may be even worse). I hold a voter’s card for eight years now, and have not voted even once !

Can I, staying 2000 km from the place I hold voter card of. Can I travel for elections, given my job obligations and what about the costs? And even if I manage to travel, what do I know about the candidates at the place, I visit only once a year. To vote, I would have to ask my parents which candidate is good. Whose opinion will my vote represent? Where is the representation of youth in our government?

This is a serious issue now, given that most people (youth) stay away from the place of ‘so-called’ permanent residence. To have a say in the Government and its policies, we have to vote. Now I am not coming to the point that you can elect a better leader if you vote, but whoever the leader is, he should at least worry about our votes as well.

Got to find some way out, but I am totally clueless what it can be.
Any suggestions......