According to reports on voter turnout of 3rd phase of election, everywhere it was a record turnout -more in many ways in comparison to turn out numbers in 2009 and other recent elections. This phase was conducted in partial manner in Delhi, Kerala, Haryana, Odisha (along with state), UP, MP, Jharkhand, Bihar, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Lakshadweep, Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar as union territories. Going by the trend in these representatives seats of overall India situation including the disturbed Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh- one thing is very evident that people are keen on change , change for the better (hopefully !) and they want to get involved.
The intensity of thought and the eagerness of action are those characteristics that make the disposition of an individual, of a society and a nation. We often find lots of arm chair strategists, giving suggestions, but not on keen on getting the hands dirty or getting onto the feet to execute. While there won’t be any dearth of complaints coming from the same set, it is very important to be earnest and passionate with what we want to achieve. The same applies to us, including me as an individual and that only writing blogs or news article won’t change the state of affairs. Getting onto ground in accordance to individual’s limit and perspective is the only way to get things changed for us at individual level and society as a whole. Being genuine and being sincere go till the end , rather than making hollow demands without the required conviction.
People in power, in many countries, believe that memory of common man does no last for long and hence easy to divert by making some flimsy promises again and again. But I see an overall change in the collective conscience of the societies across different countries and the mass is not forgetting the misdeeds committed against them in the past. Only better sense will prevail going forward and real development- inclusive growth will be able to wipe out the past. We observed massive upheavals, few decades back, in eastern European countries when the people were keen to get the malevolent dictators ousted for the change for betterment. Arab Spring was another similar keenness exhibited.
In one of my previous post before election, engaging in Governance – Youth and All, I highlighted the point of being serious and sincere to get involved with a hope that commoners have taken a note of the back-in-the-wall situation and would come out to vote. The recent results have vindicated my expectation and it is a good sign.