“Ballot is Stronger than the Bullet”
Showkat Ahmad Dar and Zubair Ahmad
Lets take a pledge to cast vote on Facts not on emotional Attachments this time. The 2019 Indian general election is scheduled to be held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019 to constitute the
17th Lok Sabha . The counting of votes will be conducted on
23 May, and on the same day the results will be declared.Hence All the national and regional political parties are in the full swing and using their elbow greese to draft their manifesto in order to get success in the upcoming election. Yes, Vote power matters in india Without Right to
vote their will be no democracy. I must say that Voting is not
only our right infact it is our power.
The biggest bottleneck in india is that People often and usually cast their votes on the bases of emotional attachment which after the decleration of result proved disaster when the actuality and Factulaity comes into the picture.As a responsible and Good citizen we all should cast our vote on the bases of factism not on emotional attachments. Sense of oneness and belongingness is very bad during cast of votes. Let me pen down a beautiful story here which helps you to understand the factism and emotional attachment.
Once upon a time their was an election in the united states between A and B. A was very good educated and pragmatic as compared to B. B was married and his wife who was also much educated and pragmatic B was much sure that on the day of casting vote his wife will cast her vote in favour of her husband.
On the very next day The day of voting was started The wife of B had gone to polling station for casting her vote.She casted her vote in favour of A not to her husband. She came back to her respective home and her husband was much sure about her vote in favour of Her husband.But during casting of vote Unfortunately the ring of said women was dropped into the box.She told a lie to her husband that she casted her vote in favour of her husband. The husband felt on the cloudnine that he might be win the election.
On the next day counting was started and polling officers found a ring in the box of A. Their was hue and cry whose golden ring belongs to. A was standing there during counting he recognised his wifes ring which he found in the box of A.He got surprised that his wife told a big lie to his husband. A lost the election just by only one vote.after approached at home A talked with his wife and told him why you told a big lie that you casted your vote in favour of me.while we found your ring in the ballot box of B who was my rival. The wife beautifully answered that yes one vote has always great power and i casted my vote on fact not on emotions because A is much intelligent and honest than you so I prefered to vote for A.This is called wisdom voting and power of one vote.Yes, it matters.
The other examples of power of one vote are:
In 1800 – Thomas Jefferson was elected President by one
vote in the House of Representatives after a tie in the
In 1824 – Andrew Jackson won the presidential popular vote
but lost by one vote in the House of Representatives to John
Quincy Adams after an Electoral College dead-lock.
In 1845 – The U.S. Senate passed the convention annexing
Texas by two votes (27/25).
In 1846 – President Polk’s request for a Declaration of War
against Mexico passed by one vote.
In 1867 – The Alaska purchase was ratified in the Senate by
two votes: 37-2, paving the way for future statehood.
In 1868 – President Andrew Johnson was Impeached but not
convicted because the Senate was one vote shy of the
necessary two thirds required.
In 1876 – Samuel Tilden won the presidential popular vote but
came up one electoral vote shy of the
necessary two thirds required.
The word “vote” causes many different reactions from people.
Some become aggressive and begin to express their opinions
on various political issues while others try to avoid the topic
completely. However, there is a vast majority who rely on pat
answers to support their neglect in voting. They use excuses
such as, it doesn’t matter if they vote or not because their on
vote couldn’t possibly make a difference. They say they don’t
understand politics its just too confusing. Some feel that
Politicians are crooks so they need not bother voting at all.
These are just a few of the common excuses heard from
people who do not vote. All of these excuses surely won’t
make a difference in an election but one vote definitely will.
history So, it is evident that
politicians know that every vote they can attract will make a
difference in the outcome of elections. Our society seems to
have lost interest in politics for several reasons, some feel
that our present leaders don’t attempt to accomplish anything
while in office and others feel they have been lied to so often
they have forfeited their right to be trusted all together. What
they don’t understand is that voting and politic.
There are some who genuinely cast their vote, many
people sit back and relax on voting day, and others are
cajoled into voting for particular candidates. The importance
of voting is lost amongst the hustle and bustle of city life.
While everyone sits and complains about this and that, and
makes suggestions that the government should change this
and that, the elections come and go without half the
population paying attention. The highest recorded voter
turnout in India was recorded in 2014 for the Lok Sabha
elections at 66.4%. That means close to half the population
does not exercise their right to vote.
After 69 years of Independence, India has not proved itself to
have control and order. The fault lies with both the leaders
and the people. People are driven by religious beliefs rather
than what is good for the country. We should choose that
which drives the country forward, while still upholding the
Indian tradition. But politics is wound up in frivolous matters
rather than paying more attention to uplifting the poor, helping
the aged, education, water, preserving the environment,
agriculture, roads, planned urban development, and so on.
Voting is a fundamental right of any citizen that enables them
to choose the leaders of tomorrow. In many countries, the
minimum age for voting is 18 years. Voting not only enables
the citizens to vote for political parties, but it also helps them
to realize the importance of citizenship. Many people do not
vote thinking one vote will not make a change, but as a matter
of fact, it does. A nation’s political foundations are built using
Voting is a basic process that keeps a nation’s governmental
system works. It enables the citizens to choose their own
government. It also allows the people to choose their
representatives in the government. The purpose of every
government is to develop and implement various policies for
the benefit of its citizens. It also enables the person with the
right to question the government about issues and
clarifications. Voting is the way to express the opinion of a
citizen in a democratic nation. Voting is crucial to activating
the democratic process. on the day of the election, voters
won’t just have the capacity to choose their representatives in
government for the following term, and they can also decide
on measures like security issues that concede the government
authority to borrow funds for development projects and
different advancements. Also, in some cases, voters cast their
voting sheets on social issues.
Your vote can play an important part in making the change. If
you are unhappy with the current government, you can vote for
a better one. Not voting could result in the same party ruling
for another five years. At the end of the day, if the country is
stuck with a bad government, it’s the people to blame for
voting wrong or for not voting at all.
Every vote counts. Though it seems like an endless sea of
People are there to vote. Every vote counts. When the national attitude changes from thinking “my vote doesn’t make a
difference”, then the numbers increase and a multitude of
people voting will make the difference. The responsibility lies
on every individual.
Our constitution is based on the principle of one citizen, one
vote, one value, but one value has not come into existence till
now. Votes are being bought and this is happening because
citizens are not exercising their voting rights. One must
understand that when we have accepted democracy, we have
also accepted voting as part of our democratic right. We must
cast votes to help flush out corrupt leaders from politics. By
not voting, you are sacrificing your sacred right. Voting is a
sacred right of every individual and exercising his/her voting
rights is the duty of the citizens of India. If you do not vote,
you do not have any moral right to criticise anyone, the
elected corporators or any other political leaders. If citizens
do not vote, they are unnecessarily sacrificing their sacred
right. The youth must especially understand how important
and prized their vote is, which will help shape the future of the
The new electrol Reform thats NOTA also matters.
The Government of India has made the provision for voters to
exercise their vote even if they are not happy with any of the
candidates. NOTA stands for None of the Above and this is an
important vote to cast for those who aren’t satisfied by any of
the parties standing. Voting NOTA expresses that none of the
candidates are good enough. NOTA votes count, however in
case the majority of the votes are NOTA, then the party with
the next majority will come to power.
POWER/DUTY of VOTING, whatever one calls it, is what fuels
the engine of democracy. You might not notice the importance
of fuel when your fuel tank is filled upto the brim, but when it
gets in the RESERVE/SAVE mode is when you start thinking
Conclusion : If you think that one in a million or billion or
gazillion cannot make any difference, you may sincerely ignore
Your existence as well
“A man without a vote is a man without protection Dear
indians and My kashmrians Caste your Vote this to legal and Right candidate and dont get to stick or rely behind the new
Hope so All “Berozgars” this time will Press that button only which will give us Guranteed Roozgar.Above more than that Dont forget that out of 16 Buttons NOTA is also an option in the EVM…