I truly believe that every Indian has won today (and yes, even if you are a leftist you have won!) The reason I say this is coz something revolutionary has happened in all 3 states, the people have overwhelmingly voted for change. In these elections the vote was not for Mamta ‘didi’ or against the left, the vote was for Change and against the status quo coz, ideologically (that is if Mamta Banerjee even has one 😀 but judging from her past actions she is a left leaning ) CPI and TMC are not very different.
This is a victory for all of us who are not even from the election states coz this truly proves that democracy can work if we the people want to make it work. The left as ruled Bengal for 34 years (thats like 3 generations!) and one of the primary reasons they managed to stay in power for so long was coz of their armed party cadre ( in fact, the only major Indian party to have an official one). This was a vote against their gunda raj. The message is very clear ‘No longer shall we, the people tolerate these goons deciding our destiny’ and this makes this election truly epic. The people have voted for a Bengal ‘where the mind is without fear’ and I can safely say that the voter has ‘finally come into their own’ where they are not scared anymore and are informed enough to make their own choice.
Although, this is not something new. We say this ‘awakened voter’ trend in Bihar too and before that in Delhi and other places but what is remarkable is that it has happened in Bengal which is known for its stubborn approach to anything new, a place that still wants to live in the old and dreads the new.
On the other side of India, DMK has been thrown out of power. And almost every analyst is saying that it was coz of the corruption issue with the 2G case being the highlight. Personally I don’t really follow Tamil Nadu politics so I have no option but to go with other people’s observation. So, if this is true it just strengthens our case that people have understood the power their vote holds. And they are not voting for caste or religion anymore but real issues which affect their daily life.
I am really excited about the result coz finally the people are embracing change and this is a very significant step towards reforming our system. and breaking 34 year old chains is an inspiring feat There is a quote floating in my head right now by I dont know who which goes something like
“‘if you keep doing what you are doing, you will keep getting what you have been getting” and I came up with my own version
If you keep voting who you have been voting for so long, you will keep getting treated like crap like you have been for so long
And looks like the people finally understood. Always remember, for things to improve they have to first change. And change has ushered in. Now its for Mamta ‘didi’ to ensure that it is for the better.
What do you think about it? Will she be able to set things right and get Bengal back on track? and what about Tamil Nadu? do you see things improving? Leave A comment below and let us know.