Saturday, April 29, 2006

Am I confused?

Today, 29 April, Elections to the state assembly is going on in my legistlative constituency. But I am here at Bangalore. I had a chance to go home and partake in this very important event. But my laziness prevented me from doing so...

I am still not able to make a decision as to whom I would have given my vote to. On one side is a person who has represented our constituency for last 15 years. On the other side a former corporation mayor. Its not the personalities of these people which is creating all the confusion, but some other issues...

On one hand is the issue of drinking water. Still the people from my place has to walk atleast half a kilometer to get the drinking water. This problem was not this grave untill last couple of months. Its not the distance to walk that matters, but the distance to walk carrying the vessels. Even this is not available all days of the week. Mind you I am living in the corporation limits of the biggest city in the state of kerala and not in any remote village...

While some people dont even get water like this. They will have to wait until a tanker truck comes with drinking water. There they will have to stand in queues. At times it is a mess out there with every one trying to get as much water as possible before the tanker gets empty. Believe me there are instances when even Police had to be involved to get some Drinking water, a primary necessity...

So the question arises, should I give my sitting MLA another chance to give us some drinking water? I am sure he could have done something to solve this problem to an extent...

On the other hand, the other guy is from a Party which has sort of vowed not to allow any sort of industrial development in the state. Myself being a part of services industry would certainly like to work out of my home town or atleast home state. When all the other states in this part of the country are making rapid strides in this arena, we are lagging behind a good 10 Years...

This anti development ideology is vindicated saying that they are trying to uplift the down trodden sections of the society. Hell with it. I am not saying that they should not be uplifted. But in this Fifty years of governance none of the parties, including this party could not do much, given the kind of resources available for this Gods own country. I know that a guy who is not even voting does not have the right to criticize those governments. But I regret the fact that I am not voting...

So the verdict is that, yes I am a little confused. I dont know whether my perspective should be a micro one where I should look to see if my parents and neighbours are getting proper ameneties or should it be a macro one where I should consider the broader picture, including the chances of advancement of my state. I dont know yet!!!

1 comment:

Jaejey said...

Hmmm.. Good one..