WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation
Ever wondered how many of these are actually in practice?
IT IS THAT CRITICAL TIME OF THE POWER GAME.
Humongous posters, illustrated manifestos, advertisements suffocating you from everywhere, never ending rallies, long emotional and impressive speeches, fancy promises and so much more. Did I mention voters?
Umm, not really.
With time, we have come to notice the fact that voters are no longer the ones who choose the most suitable representative, rather they’re the ones who are used to achieve power from and then let down by using the same.
We see different parties at war with each other but what is this war about? Is it a war to serve us better? Is it a war to protect out dignity, religion better? It is a war to keep us safe? Is it a war to serve the poor and respect all?
It is that time of the year where we look for a representative who is a shade better than the other and not someone we look up to for our miseries. The time when we are in a dilemma to choose between who we cannot vote for and who we do not want to give our vote to. The term development, progress, safety, rules and regulations, law and order make way to the speeches during lavish rallies, but never after that.
So what is it that still makes us await this time, even though we know how and what it leads to.
HOPE FOR THE BETTER, IF NOT THE BEST.
This hope somewhere has brought a sense of selfishness in us, wherein we don’t care about the nation or the country, but us. We have stopped functioning as a society, but as individuals.
And what is better than manipulating the helpless?
Here comes bribing, brainwashing, making promises, building temporary faith and so much more. Because we, the people have what the representatives need.
The power that they exercise is what we give to them. Unfortunately, what we want in return is not power but decisions. Decisions for a better country and better society to live in.
We live in a society where human cries are best audible when elections are due. Suddenly everything will be talked about and all problems will be looked into. Right from cows to economy, everything will find a place in the manifestos of each of the parties.
BUT THIS NATION WILL NEVER PROGRESS UNLESS THESE POLITICIANS GIVE UP ON THEIR POLITICS AND BECOME LEADERS.
The generations in the past and the generations to come, have and will function and survive on FAITH.
And surprisingly, this faith among the citizens even when broken, never disappears.
Even when the democracy, the constitution, the concerns of the public and the nation as a whole are put on stake by every party.…. Even then, every citizen is willing to stand in queues all day to cast their vote thinking it would actually bring a change.
THIS IS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR.
Where power is achieved and misused.
When we have tall buildings on one side and people starving to death on the other.
When unbelievable promises are made but never fulfilled.
When speeches are read only once and never again.
When citizens are equal to God and later politics functions on using both.
This wide gap between WHAT IS and WHAT SHOULD BE can only be filled with a positive vision, intention and implementation.
A hope for a better society and a better country.
A hope for a better representation.
A hope for all those who have been neglected and all that has been destroyed.
A hope for the country and a better life because that is the least we can ask for.
A hope for the generations to come.