Sunday, May 19, 2019

Loksabha Elections 2019

I too participated in the quinquennial ritual of Loksabha Elections and contributed my bit being a citizen and voter of the largest democracy of the world .No  canvassing was visible on ground in my part of the Constituency . Perhaps the parties relied more on social , mainstream visual & print media to do the job.The candidates and the Star pracharaks, quite understandably chose to address the voters in selected pockets , as the area of a Loksabha  Constituency is pretty large and it is not physically possible to visit every nook and corner. What is worrisome is the continuously dwindling standard of the public discourse. It appeared as if a competition of sorts was there in mudslinging, casting aspersions , personal attacks on one another by the rivals which by no means is a sign of mature and healthy democracy.
Meanwhile, the fate of the contesting candidates is lying in the EVMs, while today the voting process is still continuing. Media must be ready with the Exit poll, which they may come out with,after  voting concludes.

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