With the elections round the corner, there is a lot of hustle and bustle all around the country. Politicians have come out of their white houses and promising flying castles and forts to the common man. On the other hand, people are finally seeing the MLAS and MPs they had voted five years ago. Where had they been? And what about the development they had promised? No answers.
The blame game is as usual on. But yes there has been an awakening of a new kind. Youth are finally realising the importance of voting and are ready to participate in the coming elections. Internet is being seen as the harbinger of this change as organisations like Jaagore.com are taking initiatives to include as many young voters in the voters' list. Kudos to them!!
There also has been an army of young politicians in the battlefield this time. Although majority of them belong to the royal political families [Rahul Gandhi, Sachin Pilot, Milind Deora, Jyotiraditya Scindia and many others] but there are many middle-aged[note not young but middle aged; a relief from the grandfather aged politicians] people who are standing as independent candidates. Hope they win. My best wishes and my vote to them.
So India's democratic nature is being reflected which is a respite from the fact that people are aware what is happening in the country. But the main question still remains whether it will lead to the grand renaissance which the country is still yearning for. The 'near' utopia dream is still alive in the hearts of the citizens and these elections will again be a test of times of whether this vision will be attained in the next five years.
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