Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Vote to transparency

A day ahead to the 16th Parliament election in India for the state of Tamil Nadu, I am looking forward to exercise my franchise as usual in the afternoon while there were fewer crowds in the polling booth. Situated less than a km from home, I have decided to go in my power wheelchair, since I have voted twice already in the last parliament and legislature assembly, I hope there won’t be any difficult this time as well! Already many began to ask me the usual question that rose during election time, was, for whom I’m going to vote. Actually when I come to know there was a youngster, age 26, was contesting in my constituency from Twinleaf, I was overwhelmed to vote him but later I dropped the idea since I couldn't find any individual conducive from his side, rather being a doctor he praise for only the party leader and no public service background out of the party. So I decided to support iLa Ganesan from National Flower, who is a senior leader and bachelor with wealth of just 0.3 million… a transparent being on his personal and public life, even I have difference of opinion on his or his party’s policy, I believe he deserve being a parliamentarian and the National Flower, a hopeful successor for next regime to drag away the corrupted and deceitful Hand!

I have decided long back not to vote for the Hand or Rising-Sun, so the decision was likely to make between Twinleaf and National Flower and while looking out for their candidates for my constituency (of South Chennai), I felt good with both of them. One being an active youngster and another senior man, both has different political backgrounds (one being a son of former speaker and the senior is a long time party worker and disciplinarian) and it was the first election for both of them. Being a youngster myself, I have dreams of central and state were ruled by younger people, but standing from their individuality or capacity to work individually on social field rather being a screwed doll. I don’t think the Twinleaf candidate is eligible for what I was expecting (even I know I deserve nothing to comment on others), I have the right to chose my candidate and I find iLa Ganesan is best and I like to vote for his transparent being and let National flower flourish.

I add here a link on iLa Ganesan's interview!

8 comments:

Karyn Bryson said...

Yes you do have a right to an opinion and to vote for whomever you want. I like the idea of transparency. But over here lately it seems even the ones that started out well get tainted and start doing unethical things, like they are above the law, or even their own integrity.
I found somebody else with the name Jeevan a few days ago. I had never heard the name until I met you.

TexWisGirl said...

voting is an important right.

Betsy Adams said...

Good Luck with your voting --and your election. Sometimes it's good to elect an 'older' person with experience --but then, at other times, it's great to have someone younger with new ideas... Here in this country, most people don't take time to learn about the candidates and how they will do in running our country. Many people just vote for someone's who name may be familiar --no matter how good or how bad they can 'lead'.... AND--our people seem to always vote for the 'popular' person --instead of the best qualified one. That is why our country is in such a mess now.

Good Luck.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rajesh said...

Great. You should definitely exercise your fundamental right.

Destination Infinity said...

Good to know that you are voting this time. I am also voting, for the first time! I hope the candidate whom I voted for, wins :)

Destination Infinity

George said...

It sounds as if selecting a candidate is as difficult to do in your country as it is here. It seems we often have to choose between the lesser of two evils. But it is important that we all vote, so I hope you have no problem getting to the polling place and casting your vote.

Jeevan said...

DI - This is third time i am voting on election :)

Ponniyinselvan/karthikeyan said...

Congrats.
karthik amma