It’s up to us. If there was ever a time when we Indians were seriously disillusioned with our representatives (politicians), it is now.
First the Mumbai Terror attacks, when we were shaken awake by the indifference of our representatives.
Then came the jolt of a violent attack on citizens in a Pub by some men who belonged to a political group, who not only broke a law (laws?) by attacking innocent, law abiding citizens but also claimed to be doing it for a good cause (And till then we thought only Taliban did that.)
Now there is a chance that they might win elections when they should not be fighting elections in the first place.
Sounds like a hopeless situation?
Fortunately we can still make a difference.
We can encourage educated, law abiding citizens to join politics by voting for them. We will be setting a precedence and helping others, many others who fear that Politics is not for the ordinary citizen.
These elections can be a turning point.
1. Neelam Katara (mother of Nitish Katara, who was allegedly murdered by a powerful politician’s son and nephew), who won national fame for her fight against the alleged killers of her son, may contest elections in Delhi… sources tell CNN-IBN
We do know this woman is a law abiding citizen and that she showed exemplary courage in the face of the worst nightmare a mother could have faced.
2. Then there is Arun Bhatia from Pune, who speaks of “transparent participatory governance.”
Read more about People’s Guardian” party formed by Arun Bhatia here, he says,
“Our ideology is simple. It is to give every honest Indian a better life and freedom from fear.“
There are many other such candidates, even if we do not think they are charismatic, if they are just honest, let’s vote for them to begin a process of cleansing this system.
For more information, or to find out if the candidate you wish to vote for has any criminal antecedents, click below.
If we manage to vote in some candidates with clean records, many more will be encouraged to join.
If we don’t wake up now, I fear we will forever be ruled by … FEAR.
Do add more names of vote-worthy candidates here…
We need to know there is hope for non-violence and democracy still.