Democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people.” It means that our government is here to serve us and we have the right to decide who will represent us and how we want to be represented.
Many of us don’t vote because we feel:
(i) With lakhs of people voting in any given election, does my vote really count?
(ii) Our vote can’t really make a difference, so why bother?
(iii) What goes on in the government doesn’t affect us (mostly urban middle and upper class in people private sector). The truth is, it does…in many ways (taxes, infrastructure, economic growth, job creation, inflation and the list goes on….).
What would happen if no one voted, our democracy would end. So please choose your candidate wisely so that later you don’t repent.
With an electorate of 71.4 crores (larger than the electorate of the EU and US combined), 2009 General Elections in India was the largest democratic election in the world to date. However, voting was only 59.7%. We need to increase this percentage in 2014 elections so as to elect good, educated people to Parliament and not consider voting day as a day off (holiday) to relax / unwind.